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Quality and Environmental Standards and Certifications / Accreditations

Our Quality Policy and Processes

We are dedicated to delivering world-class scientific research which fully meets our customers’ requirements for quality, timeliness and cost. The quality of our science is supported by our Quality Management System (QMS) which ensures that appropriately-trained and qualified personnel use correctly maintained and calibrated equipment and appropriate techniques to produce reliable outputs. Our system of records management enables us to fully demonstrate the quality of our science and to protect the intellectual property rights of our customers.

Our Environmental Policy and Processes

In order to achieve our vision of being recognised as a leading provider of applied forest and tree-related science, forestry data services, policy evidence, technical development, specialist extension services and professional training:

  • We comply with all relevant environmental legislation and other obligations.
  • We continually seek to reduce our consumption of water, energy and fuel whilst increasing the proportion derived from renewable and alternative sources.
  • We continually seek reduce the amount of waste we produce and increase the proportion recycled.
  • We publish a Sustainability Report as part of Annual Report.

For our built estate, we have a formal Environmental Management System (EMS) which is certified to ISO 14001:2015. Our operational activities are managed in accordance with the UK Forestry Standard (UKFS) and the UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS), to which we are certified by both the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).


If you would like further information regarding Forest Research’s quality and environmental standards, processes, and certifications/accreditations, please contact Carolyn Riddel (Quality Manager) and Amina Deji-Logunleko (Environmental Manager) respectively.

Further reading

Forest Research’s Certificate of Official Recognition of Efficacy Testing Facilities or Organisations in the United Kingdom

Forest Research’s Sustainability Report 2022/23