NCCF follows a multi-stakeholder engagement approach in all its standard development activities. The stakeholders are mapped taking reference from the UN Agenda 21 stakeholder categories. These stakeholders, including those from government, management organizations, civil society, state forest departments, forest professionals, and farmers are grouped together to develop the nation-specific certification schemes, in line with the Standard Setting Procedure

Stakeholders associated with the development of various Sustainability Standards: 

World Agroforestry ICRAF, IIFM, ICFRE, CII, ICAR, WWF, IUCN, QCI, HFDC, CIBART, ITC Ltd, IPMA, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, State Forest Departments and Forest Corporations, IPIRITI, TRIFED, Hindustan Pencils, CSE, Sunpolo, Century Ply, Star Papers, Central Agroforestry Research Institute (CAFRI), Development Alternatives, TERI, GIZ, BWI, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), International Papers APPM,  National Productivity Council, The Corbett Foundation, TOFT Tigers, Uttarakhand Biodiversity Board, Asian Adventures, Karnataka Ecotourism Development Board, Sycom Projects Consultants Private Limited, Duroply Industries ltd, Indian Institute of Packaging, Greenpanel Industries Ltd, Balaji Action Buildwell, Knitpro International, Chemical and Allied Export Promotion Council, All India Plywood Manufacturers Association and many more.