FSC has created Group certification as a way to provide access to certification for small enterprises that already have a legal organization or support from an external organization, such as a trade association or cooperative. By centralizing the collective responsibilities of certification, group members can reduce the costs and administrative requirements of certification.
Eligibility criteria for Forest Management Group Certification
There is no restriction on the maximum size that a group certificate can cover in terms of:
- Number of group members;
- Their individual forest property size; or
- Total forest area.
The Group entity shall have sufficient human and technical resources to manage and control the Group in line with the requirements of the standard.
Current Group Certificates in Canada
To join an existing FSC Group certificate, contact a group manager below:
Chabot, Pomerlau & Associes
Corporation de gestion de la certification forestière des territoires publics du BSL (CGCBSL)
Click to view FM/CoC group members.
Contact: Normand Simard
T; 418-493-2097 x 114
E: normand.simard at groupelebel point com
Eastern Ontario Forest Group
Fédération des organismes de gestion en commun du Bas-Saint-Laurent
Forêts privées certifiées du Québec
Northshore Forest Inc.
Nova Scotia Landowners & Forest Fibre Producers
Silv-Econ Ltd. - Resource Management Consultants
Click to view FM/CoC group members
Contact: David Puttock
E: silvecon at rogers point com