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).
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:
Benefits for your clients:
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:
PEFCSustainable 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: