• Network For Certification & Conservation Of Forests

  • We Undertake projects and training workshops .

  • Conduct consultative meetings with stakeholders .

  • We Promote Credible Forest Certification.


Network For Certification & Conservation Of Forests


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Network for Certification & Conservation of Forests is a not for profit organization established under the Societies Registration Act 1860 to promote credible forest certification in India.

It is an institutional mechanism to ensure collaborative & streamlined efforts to develop national standard for Forest Certification in India.

Corporate Profile

To develop Standards for Forest & forest certification that is compatible and conforming to the national statues & legal framework.

To support & develop the standard- setting process by establishing the standard development groups in formulating standards related to the Timber, Non Timber Forest Produce (NTFP) and Medicinal Plants certification.

To promote management system certification of Forest & Forest Produce, inspection, validation & verification in accordance with the applicable certification standards.

To act as the National Governing Body having the overall responsibility for the Network for Certification & Conservation of Forests (NCCF) in the country.

To provide a platform for bringing together bodies/ government/ non- government organizations/persons/institutions/stakeholders for promoting forest & forest produce certification schemes for long term security of forest resources.

To process & Develop the appropriate monitoring and assessment activities to assess the condition of the forest, management activities & their social & environmental impacts.

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Create awareness and communication on forest certification

Conduct consultative meetings with stakeholders

Coordinate capacity building programmes

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  • NCCF is a sincere effort for forest certification in India and to position India on a global platform. NCCF has a major task to develop a standard that will not only encompass the variability of forests but also have to reach out to the international norms, standards and sustainability required along with the economic variability of all

    Krishna Kumar Singh (Chairman, NCCF)
  • NCCF has started the new initiative towards the development of Forest certification in India. I appreciate the responsibility taken by all the stakeholders to form NCCF for development of country specific standards . I would like to convey the support of ICFRE as well as forestry fraternity towards this initiative

    Ashwani Kumar (Director, ICFRE)
  • I wish the Conference and this initiative a great success and we look forward to work with NCCF.

    UR B Singh (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture)
  • With the continuous engagement process and taking into consideration the documentation of all the standards till now, NCCF is going to develop a SFM standard. I am grateful to all the forestry fraternity and stakeholders for their immense support and encouragement. I am grateful to all the forestry fraternity and stakeholders for their immense support and encouragement.

    Mr. Suneel Pandey (Secretary, NCCF)
  • We congratulate NCCF for taking this initiative in India. Nepal will have a lot to learn from India about this certification. I am looking forward to see the development of Forest Certification in India.

  • NCCF standards would address each of the different types of forest management enterprises. What we have here is a management tool which can be used across all the platforms and can help in assessment of forests management practices in any of the scenarios.

    Manu Jose Mattam (Director, SCS India Pvt Ltd)
  • Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests is a commendable initiative towards placing India on the world platform of sustainable forest management and certification. My best wishes and support is with NCCF and I congratulate Mr. Singh and other stakeholders for being a part of such productive work and would encourage everyone in the forestry fraternity , businesses and people involved in the forest products usage and management some way or the other to join the initiative and make their support counted.

    Mr. Ambarish Choubey (Retired PCCF, Rajasthan)
  • I feel the conference a well thought initiative of the NCCF, largely in national interest. Developing forest certification standard for the country and implementing it participated by all stakeholders shall help spread of a conscious and accountable sustainable forest management. It is a win-win for everyone, for population depending on forest for livelihood, for forest based industries & trade, for general public, for governments and for mitigation of climate change.

    Mr. Kh. Devbrata (Member NCCF)