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American Tree Farm System

What Is Accreditation for American Tree Farm System?

Third-party forest certification provides assurance to purchasers of paper and wood products that these goods come from well-managed and legally harvested forests. ANAB has accreditation programs for the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) standards.

A CB must be accredited by ANAB to perform SFI forest management certification audits prior to applying for ATFS accreditation.


Available from the American Tree Farm System:

  • American Forest Foundation (AFF) 2022 Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification
  • 2022 ATFS Eligibility Requirements and Guidance for Certification
  • American Tree Farm System Sampling Procedures for Assessments
  • American Tree Farm System Tree Farm Inspection Record
  • 2022 American Tree Farm System Independently Managed Group (IMG) Standards

Available at the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification:

  • PEFC ST 2001:2008, PEFC Logo Usage Rules – Requirements
  • PEFC Annex 6, Certification and Accreditation Procedures

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Tina Garner

Senior Director of Accreditation, Management Systems
EHS, Recycling, Energy, Business Continuity, and RCMS Approval Programs


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