FSC® Certification

Reliably assuring the responsible handling of the natural resources used along the entire upstream supply chain is indispensable for more and more companies. The two globally recognized forest certification systems PEFC and FSC® offer a variety of tools to implement this goal in the best possible way in your company. By using the logo on your products and promotional materials after certification, you communicate your corporate commitment to sustainable forest management effectively to the public and strengthen the brand value of your products and your company.


Holzforschung Austria – your competent partner on the way to FSC® certification

Since 2008 we have been accredited worldwide as an FSC® Chain of Custody (CoC) certification body, excluding FSC® CW and China. A high level of professional competence, extensive knowledge of relevant certification processes in companies in the wood, paper and printing industries, rapid implementation of the certification in close communication with the companies as well as the associated high level of customer satisfaction have made us the market leader in Austria within a few years.

Convince yourself of our offer and contact us. We will send you an offer tailored to your company immediately, depending on your company size, the complexity of your company processes and the scope of certification.

We would like to point out that, as a certification body, we are obliged to collect a turnover-based fee from each of our certificate holders and to pay these to FSC®. Details can be found in the annual FSC® administration fees (AAF).

Further information on the certification process, the most important FSC® standards, our complaint system, the FSC® annual administration fees (AAF), and the contractual provisions of the certification body can be found in our download area:

FSC® certification documents

Information regarding FSC®

The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council®) which was founded in 1993 as a result of the Rio de Janeiro environmental summit, is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that promotes the environmentally friendly, socially responsible, and economically viable use of the forests on our planet. The FSC® is supported worldwide by environmental organizations, trade unions, representatives of the interests of indigenous peoples, as well as numerous companies from the forestry and timber industry. Further information regarding FSC® can be found at:

General information
Normative documents



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DI (FH) Martin Wolfsbauer

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Our services

FSC® Single site certification

Standard certification for companies with one location. In certain circumstances, an additional location can be included in the certificate.

FSC® Multi-Site certification

Certification option for large companies that are linked by their ownership structure or by legal/contractual agreements.

FSC® group certification

Designed in compliance with special framework conditions for the certification of small, independent companies that join forces and get themselves certified as a group.

Combined certification FSC® and PEFC

Each of the four FSC® services presented can also be carried out together with an PEFC certification. The associated synergy effects enable us to provide you with a particularly inexpensive combination offer.

Detail page “PEFC Chain of custody certification”

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