Policies, Certifications and Terms

Tilhill is acknowledged as the leader in its field.

We are represented on steering groups and committees, including those of government bodies, and are asked to advise on tree-related issues. In turn we will lobby in support of the commercial sector when its interest may be under threat.

We are members of the major industry bodies and conform to recognised industry standards.

Our management systems are certified by external accredited bodies to:

ISO 9001 - Quality Management
The internationally recognised standard for quality. Certification reassures our customers that Tilhill Forestry is fully committed to quality by continuously undergoing the scrutiny, by audit, of an accredited external body.

ISO 14001 - Environmental Management
The international standard for environmental management demonstrating our commitment to achieving environmental improvement goals.

OHSAS 18001 - Health and Safety
The certification standard against which the effectiveness of the organisations occupational health and safety management system can be measured.

FSC® and PEFC™ - Chain of Custody Certificates
A certified Chain of Custody (CoC) tracks certified material through the production process - from the forest to the consumer, including all successive stages of processing, transformation, manufacturing and distribution. Tilhill holds both FSC® and PEFC™ Chain of Custody Certificates. You can download a copy of these here:

FSC® Chain of Custody Certificate
PEFC™ Chain of Custody Certificate

FSC® Chain of Custody Product Schedule
PEFC™ Chain of Custody Product Schedule

Certification Code: SA-COC-004821
Licence Code: FSC-C023225
Controlled Wood Code: SA-CW-004821
PEFC™ Certification Code: SA-PEFC/COC-004821

If you have any queries or complaints regarding Tilhill's Chain of Custody certification please contact our Certification & Assurance Manager Ewan McIntosh (ewan.mcintosh@tilhill.com)

FSC®  PEFC™ Forest Management Certificate 
The UK Woodland Assurance Standard is an independent certification standard for verifying sustainable woodland management in the United Kingdom and is recognised by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Programmes (PEFC™). Our UKWAS Group Scheme represents approximately 40% of the privately owned certified woodland forests in the UK. You can download a copy of these here:

FSC® Certificate
PEFC™ Certificate
FSC® Product Schedule
PEFC™ Product Schedule

Certification Code: SA-FM/COC-004552      
FSC® Licence Code: FSC-C018469

National Highways Sector Scheme NHSS Sector Scheme 18
This Certification allows us to carry out the following works:  Implementation of landscape construction and maintenance, environmental and ecological management activities, including arboricultural works, weed control, application and management of pesticides, grass and wildflower seeding and turfing; planting; grass, bulbs and wildflower maintenance; hedgerow and verge maintenance; watering; control of rabbits and deer; establishment maintenance for planting and maintenance of established trees and shrubs; litter picking; mechanical tree and vegetation removal; invasive and protected species.

Tilhill is a founding member of Confor - The Confederation of Forest Industries (UK) Ltd. Confor works to build the market for timber and timber products, create a supportive policy environment for the forest industries and to help our members become more competitive and successful.  www.confor.org.uk