IAS Accreditation Programs Support Sustainable Forest Management
The IAS Product Certification Agency Accreditation Program and IAS Management System Certification Body Accreditation Program play an important role supporting the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), a leading global alliance of national forest certification systems. As an international non-profit, non-governmental organization, PEFC is dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. PEFC is the largest forest certification system in the world.
The IAS accreditation programs plays an important role in assuring the independence and performance of certification bodies in issuing PEFC certificates. IAS provides accreditation to certification bodies using PEFC standard ST 1003 Sustainable Forest management under the Management Systems Certification Bodies Program (ISO/IEC Standard 17021-1). IAS also provides accreditation to certification bodies using PEFC standard ST 2002 Chain of Custody under the Product Certification Agencies Program (ISO/IEC Standard 17065). To learn more, click here.