Membership


Full membership of UKWAS is open to organizations representing any part of the full spectrum of interests of the UK’s forestry, environmental and social communities including those who work in woodlands or use them for recreation.

The current Members are:

Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor)
CLA
Forest Service (FS)
Forest Stewardship Council United Kingdom (FSC UK)
Forestry Commission (FC)
Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF)
National Trust
PEFC UK
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
UK statutory conservation, countryside and environment agencies
United Kingdom Forest Products Association (UKFPA)
Welsh Government
Wood Panel Industries Federation (WPIF)
Woodland Trust
WWF UK

Please contact the Support Unit if you wish to know more about becoming a member of UKWAS.

An important group of stakeholders does not meet the criteria for full membership. Therefore, an Associate Member category was established in 2007 to extend the inclusive nature of the UKWAS partnership; it is open to stakeholders such as commercial enterprises (e.g. forest management companies, wood-processing companies, certification bodies, retailers and traders), societies and woodland initiatives.

The current Associate Members are:

Control Union UK Ltd
Soil Association Woodmark
SGS Qualifor (UK & Ireland)

See Documents for further information on Membership or Associate membership and to download an application form.