Welcome to UKFCG
UKFCG is an independent FSC® & PEFC certified forestry group scheme, offering UKWAS certification to forest owners throughout the UK. UKFCG is a family business with family values run by Director, Phil Webb, and Lead Auditor, Simon Webb. Additional support services are provided by other professional forester family members and former Director, Paul Sandys. UKFCG (UK Forest Certification Ltd), was launched in early 2012. The UKFCG team are well known to many in the forest industry.
The UKFCG team, with a collective total of around 100 years involvement in the UK forestry industry, is well placed to provide support, training and guidance to forest managers and owners to fulfil certification requirements.
Since the launch of UKFCG in 2012 with a membership of 16 forest owners, the group has grown to over 170 group members. Total forest hectarage certified through UKFCG now exceeds 80,000ha. Total annual timber sales by group members are approaching three quarters of a million tonnes.
Our practical and professional forestry experience and understanding of forestry standards, codes of practice and guidelines in the UK, enable UKFCG to provide helpful advice and support to group members, and 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 the forest manager role.