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Sustainable Forest Management

Sustainable Forest Management Systems

Sustainable Forest Management Systems

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The future of the planet depends on what happens to our forests now

Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) is defined as the management and use of forests in such a way as to maintain their biodiversity, productivity, capacity to regenerate, vitality and their present and future potential to perform relevant ecological, economic and social functions, on a local, national and global level, without damaging other ecosystems (Ministerial Conference of Helsinki, 1993).

The SFM represents another step forward from the traditional management of forest mass, where previously only economic and productivity criteria were taken into consideration. SFM also entails consideration of environmental and social criteria, both from a planning and prevention perspective and from the point of view of controlling and appropriately managing resources.

Through Sustainable Forest Management certification, AENOR, as an independent third party, guarantees that the management of a forest that has obtained the certification is in accordance with the criteria and indicators of Forest Sustainability UNE 162002 that includes ecological, social and economic aspects.

Internal benefits for your organisation:

  • Better use of resources.
  • ​​​Optimisation of forest waste management.
  • ​Reduction of costs.
  • Increase in the added value of forest products.
  • Control of spending.
  • Reduction of possible infractions.

Benefits for your clients:

  • Satisfy demand for certified forest products, increasingly more well-known and requested on the market.
  • Increase the competitiveness of wood in the forestry sector.
  • Set yourself apart from the competition and strengthen your image with clients and consumers.

Sustainable Forest Management Certification is aimed at any public or private forest management body that wants to highlight its commitment to forestry management using forest sustainability criteria and indicators. It is open to any type of woodland or forest mass, whether it is for productive, protective or social use.

Once the Auditing process has been completed, in compliance with the UNE 162002 standard and the Spanish System for Forest Certification from PEFC-Spain, your organisation will obtain:

  • The AENOR Sustainable Forest Management Certificate.
  • The usage license for the mark PEFC.
PEFC Certification of sustainable forest management  

Sustainable Forest Management Certification

AENOR is accredited by ENAC, for certification of Sustainable Forest Management by the System PEFC (accreditation no. 1/C -PR144).

List of woodlands with certificates of Sustainable Forest Management: