About the standard

The UK Woodland Assurance Standard is the certification standard for verifying sustainable forest management in the UK by both the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes.

The current version of the UKWAS standard currently adopted by both schemes is UKWAS version 4.0 and the ‘effective date’ for each is 1 April 2018.