UKFCG is an independent FSC® & PEFC certified forestry group scheme, offering UKWAS certification to any forest owner throughout the UK. UKFCG is run by Directors Paul Sandys and Phil Webb who are known to many in the forest industry. UKFCG (UK Forest Certification Ltd), was launched in early 2012.
With over 70 years background in forestry between them, Paul and Phil are well placed to provide support training and guidance to meet certification requirements.
Since the launch of UKFCG in 2012 with a membership of 16 forest owners, the group has expanded to over 130 group members. Total group hectares now exceeds 60,000ha. Total annual timber sales are in the region of 500,000 tonnes.
Through our practical and professional forestry experience a thorough understanding of forestry standards is held throughout the UK, enabling UKFCG to provide helpful advice and support to group members, to help make certification work for you.
Unlike groups that are provided by forest management companies as a service to their clients, UKFCG’s focus is to provide a cost effective route to certification without seeking a role as a forestry manager.