Sweden was the first country in the world to develop a national FSC standard (in 1998), and SSC Forestry took an active part in this work from the very beginning. Based on this experience, and together with our global network of experts, SSC Forestry has become an experienced partner in the development of standards for forest management as well as forest industry standards.

The development of standards

The successful development and implementation of the CERTFOR standard (recognized by PEFC), where we were the lead consultant, is one example. The key to success is the broad stakeholder consultation model, which was developed for Chile, and which has great international relevance for resolving difficult conflicts and disputes.

As consultants for The International Finance Corporation IFC in the World Bank Group, we have been subcontracted by Sweco and developed the new environmental, health, and safety guidelines for forest management as well as for mechanical wood industries. SSC Forestry has the network, knowledge and experience to be your partner in standard development.

Areas of expertice