The UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS) has enabled 1.4 million hectares of woodland in the UK to gain certification under two internationally recognised schemes. The FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) and PEFC™ (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification) both recognise UKWAS as the standard for forest certification in the UK.
More information on UKWAS can be found on www.ukwas.org.uk.
Since 1999, Tilhill has been providing a service to woodland owners allowing them to be certified within our Group scheme whether their forests are managed by Tilhill or others.
Certification with Tilhill – more than just a certificate
Tilhill controls the largest FSC® and PEFC™ Certification Scheme in the UK, with over 50% of the privately owned certified woodland within our scheme.
Lead by a dedicated Certification Manager we have a team of experienced forest managers across the country who help woodland owners maintain compliance to the UKWAS and so ensure access to timber markets and the price premium often paid for certified timber.
Our audit team also adds value to the woodlands within our scheme by advising owners on how to continually improve the management of their forests by providing advice on changes to legislation, funding streams and best practice.
Get in touch with our Forest Certification and Development Manager to discuss the specific benefits Certification will bring to your forest.
Details on the process and costs associated with joining our schemes are available from the Forest Certification and Development Manager.
Julian Hollingdale MICFor,
Forest Certification and Development Manager,
FSC® Certification Code: SA-FM/COC-004552
FSC® Licence Code: FSC-C018469