Certification

Certification

Forestry Services Ltd are the First Private Forestry Company in Ireland to achieve ‘Dual Certification in Forest Management.

FSL Group Scheme are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™) certified, issued by Soil Association Certification Ltd.

FSC® and PEFC™ are internationally recognized, independent non-governmental organizations that were established to promote responsible sustainable forest management to protect our world forests.

We are the first and currently only private forest management company in Ireland to secure forest management certification to both FSC® and PEFC™ standards. In this regard, we can now certify woodlands and forests, evidencing management to the highest international social, economic and environmental standards.

Certification

Forest Management Certification

Dual Forest Certification in Forest Management

Group Certification Sheme

Forestry Services Ltd (FSL) Group Certification Scheme offers owners a scheme to achieve Internationally recognised Forest Management standards. Certification benefits include flexibility, wider markets and potentially a premium price for their timber into the future.

Other advantages include mitigation for climate change though carbon sequestration, increase biodiversity and provide a framework to engage with interested stakeholders.

The Group Certification Scheme is audited annually by an independent body, an Accreditation Body (CB). They will audit the forests management unit and the systems in place to manage the group.

The certification label will ensure verification to the end user that the forest is managed sustainably, balancing environmental, social and economical principles of sustainable forest management.

Forestry Services Ltd are now welcoming new members to our Group Certification Scheme -certification@forestryservices.ie

 

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Stakeholders Consultation

The woodlands listed to the right of this page have being independently evaluated by an external body and have been award certification in Forest Management for both Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™).

  • Forestry Services Ltd carried out a stakeholder consultation for Moneenabrone Forest, Co. Cavan from the 4th August until the 1st of September 2020.

  • Soil Association carried out a stakeholder consultation for all members of FSL Group Certification Scheme prior to Surveillance audit in July 2020.

  • Forestry Services Ltd carried out a stakeholder consultation for Bun, Co. Offaly and Ardaprior Co. Cork from the 10th June until the 8th July 2020.

  • Forestry Services Ltd. carried out a Stakeholders consultation from the 4th April to the 3rd May 2020 on Laragh Forest, Co. Wicklow.

  • Forestry Services Ltd. carried out a Stakeholders consultation from the 11th March to the 9th April 2020 on Ballinascorney Forest, Co. Dublin.

  • Forestry Services Ltd. carried out a Stakeholders consultation from the 14th February until the 14th March 2020 on Powerswood and Ballygorteen Forests, Co. Kilkenny.

  • Forestry Services Ltd. carried out a Stakeholders consultation from the 28th of November 2019 until the 31st of December 2019 on Cooladerry Forest, Co. Tipperary.

  • Soil Association carried out a stakeholder consultation from 29th May to the 30th June 2019 prior to External Audit in July 2019.

  • Forestry Services Ltd. carried out a Stakeholders consultation from the 6th of December 2018 until the 7th of January 2019 for Knocklead, Knockshanbally, Crohane and Cormick and Drumhogan Forests.

 

List of forests under GCS

2019-KK001 Knockshanbally Forest, Co. Kilkenny

2019-LS001 Knocklead Forest, Co. Laois

2019-GY001 Cormick/Drumhogan Forest, Co. Galway

2019-TY001 Crohane Forest, Co. Tipperary

2020-DN001 Ballinascorney Forest, Co. Dublin

2020-KK002 Ballygorteen Forest, Co. Kilkenny

2020-KK003 Powerswood Forest, Co. Kilkenny

2020-WW001 Laragh Forest, Co. Wicklow

2020-CN001 Moneenabrone Forest, Co. Cavan

2020-CK001 Ardaprior Forest, Co. Cork

2020-OY001 Bun Forest, Co. Offaly

2020-TY002 Cooladerry, Co. Tipperary