Forests area: 325 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): 20,000

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UKWAS Final Consultation

Published on 23 February 2016

The final consultation on the UK Woodland Assurance Standard is now underway. This is the standard that PEFC UK will need to re-endorse for sustainable forest management in the UK. We would welcome any comments to be sent from interested stakeholders to the address below, in good time.

UKWAS Executive Chair, Peter Wilson said: “Following on from the consultation we undertook last autumn, the Steering Group has now concluded work on a Pre-approval Consultation Draft. This is a refined version of the draft we prepared last year and takes account of all the comments received. It is a radical revision so we are looking forward to hearing your feedback on how you think this latest draft version meets your expectations.’

This is a third and final opportunity for stakeholders to make an input into the revision process.

Further information is available in a short consultation paper including links to the relevant documents:

All the documentation relating to the revision is available on

The consultation period runs from 15th February to 16th March 2016.

Please email comments to the UKWAS Support Unit on by 16th March 2016.