FSC is an international, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world's forests. It was founded in 1993 in response to public concern about deforestation and demand for a trustworthy wood-labeling scheme. There are national working groups more than 50 countries including the UK. FSC UK is a registered charity. It is supported by NGOs including WWF, Greenpeace and the Woodland Trust.
PEFC UK Ltd was established in 2000 and is the member of PEFC International, an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification. PEFC International is an umbrella organisation that endorses national forest certification systems developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions.
American Hardwood Export Council
AHEC is the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry, representing companies and trade associations engaged in the export of a full range of U.S. hardwood products
Malaysian Timber Council
MTC's main objectives are to promote the Malaysian timber trade and develop the market for timber products globally, to promote and to provide information services to the timber industry and to protect and improve the Malaysian timber industry's global image.
The Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA)
TRADA is an internationally recognised centre of excellence on the specification and use of timber and wood products. TRADA is a company limited by guarantee and not-for-profit membership-based organisation. TRADA's origins go back over 70 years and its name is synonymous with independence and authority. Its position in the industry is unique with a diverse membership encompassing companies and individuals from around the world and across the entire wood supply chain, from producers, merchants and manufacturers, to architects, engineers and end users.
Timber Trade Federation
The Timber Trade Federation is growing the use of wood through innovative industry representation and growing business support for its members. From Chain of Custody to employment law members of the TTF enjoy benefits coupled with industry representation of the highest order. The TTF is regularly consulted by Government, NGOs and sister organisations on issues affecting the wood industry and is helping to shape a successful future for its members.