Ecosystem Certification Organisation
Creating Standards that recognise the importance of the world's ecosystems and the ecologically significant value they hold.
Ecosystem Certification Organisation (ECO) has worked with industry specialists to develop the Natural Forest Standard (NFS), an efficient, accessible and scientifically-robust Standard to certify
the integrated carbon, social and biodiversity values of natural forests at risk from deforestation
The Natural Forest Standard includes unique features that are specifically designed to give the NFS distinctiveness within the market and include:
- Unified risk-based Performance Benchmark Approach for baseline calculations.
- Normative Biodiversity Metric for assessing the biodiversity value of project areas.
- Unique risk categories model for setting conservative, real and measurable values
for the predicted loss of biocarbon.
With these integral features the Standard will provide consistency and comparability for projects developed through the NFS and makes the project approval process more streamlined. It also encourages systematic learning and provides the opportunity to create an organic Standard that
can evolve over time.
For more information, please visit the Natural Forest Standard website.