GFA Certification demonstrates highest quality standards as FSC® certification body

GFA Certification received the best grade “A” as certification body in a risk analysis, which was conducted by Accreditation Services International (ASI) for the first time in 2017 and proves highest reliability as certification body for FSC forest management and FSC chain of custody certification. […]

ASI is responsible on behalf of FSC to assess whether the certification bodies fulfill the requirements of FSC certification. The assessments are conducted in several audits during the year, including assessments of the certification bodies´ headoffice, affiliate offices and by accompanying selected audits at clients of the certification bodies. The assessments focus on the quality of the certification procedures and the audit implementation. ASI applies strict requirements to be fulfilled by the certification bodies. Non-adherence can lead to a suspension of the certification body.

Successful re-accreditation ISO 17065 and ISO 17021

GFA Certification GmbH was successfully re-accredited by the DAkkS to provide certification services according to ISO 17065 (PEFC Chain of Custody) and ISO 17021 (PEFC forest certification) in July 2017.

Jörn Ackermann takes over the management of GFA Certification GmbH

A change in the Management Board of GFA Certification GmbH came into effect on the 01.05.2016. Mr. Jörn Ackermann took over from the previous Managing Director, Carsten Huljus. As a trained carpenter and a graduated wood farmer with more than 15 years of work experience in the field of forestry and timber management, he looks forward to the new position with much anticipation.

GFA develops first FSC® Christmas tree standard

This year sees the first available FSC certified Christmas trees. This is thanks to the new FSC Christmas tree standard which was on occasion developed as a certification partner by GFA Certification. We wish Forstamt Trier much success for the first season! […]