Certification Bodies

Unlike other sustainable forest certification systems, FSC certification takes place through independent third-party assessments of applicant companies by accredited certification bodies.

Below you will find all certification bodies that can conduct FSC Forest Management and/or Chain of Custody certification audits. All certifiers work nationally and have local auditors located across the country.

Please also refer to the Accreditation Services International (ASI) website for the latest information about certification bodies.

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BM Trada (TT)

Contact: Mario Vieira or Lynda Lawler
Tel: 1-855-517-2439
Email: Mario.vieira@bmtrada.com or Lynda.lawler@bmtrada.com
Accreditation number: ASI-ACC-006
Scope: Chain of Custody

Bureau de normalisation du Quebec (BNQ)

Contact: Francois Villemaire
Tel: 418-652-2238
Website: www.bnq.qc.ca
Accreditation Number: ASI-ACC-074
Scope: Chain of Custody

Bureau Veritas (BV)

Contact: Johann Knoepffl
Tel: 281-249-4559
Email: johann.knoepffler@us.bureauveritas.com
Website: group.bureauveritas.com
Accreditation number: ASI-ACC-016
Scope: Chain of Custody

Control Union (CU)

Contact: Malcolm Graham
Tel 604-988-8484
Email: mgraham@controlunion.com
Accreditation number: ASI-ACC-017
Scope: Forest Management & Chain of Custody

KPMG Forest Certification Services (KF)

Contact: Shawn Ellsworth
Tel: 604 691 3390
Website: kpmg.com
Accreditation number: ASI-ACC-018
Scope: Forest Management & Chain of Custody


Contact: Angus McAuslan
Tel: 416-882-5576
Email: amcauslan@preferredbynature.org
Accreditation number: ASI-ACC-001
Scope: Forest Management & Chain of Custody

Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (PWC)

Contact: James Lucas
Tel: 604-806-7009
Email: james.lucas@ca.pwc.com
Accreditation number: ASI-ACC-043
Scope: Chain of Custody

Soil Association (SA)


Daniel Freeman
NSF Account Manager 
Tel: 734-214-6228  
Email: dfreeman@nsf.org

Michelle Matteo
NSF Forestry Program Manager
Tel: 413-265-3714     
Email: mmatteo@nsf.org
Website: www.nsf.org

Email: ForestryUKADIA@soilassociation.org
Tel: +44 1179 142 435
Website: www.soilassociation.org
Accreditation number: ASI- ACC-004
Scope: Forest Management & Chain of Custody

SAI Global (SAI)/ Intertek

Contact:  Ron Wald
Tel: 612-419-3636
Email: ronald.wald@intertek.com
Website: https://www.intertek.com/assurance/forestry/
Accreditation Number: ASI-ACC-026
Scope: Forestt Management & Chain of Custody

SCS Global Services - Canada (SCS)

Forest Management & Chain of Custody
Stefan A. Bergmann, 608-216-6753, sbergmann@scsglobalservices.com

Website: www.scsglobalservices.com
Accreditation number: ASI-ACC-002
Scope: Forest Management & Chain of Custody

SGS Canada Inc. (SGS/SGSNA)


Accreditation number: ASI-ACC-033
Scope: Forest Management & Chain of Custody