Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF) came into existence in January 2015 as a non-profit organisation, registered as a Society, to have a globally aligned certification program developed within India and addressing the concerns for sustainable management of forests and the plantations, while at the same time making the Indian wood and forest fiber based industry competent globally.Brief
- Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF) is a non-profit organisation, registered as a Society, to have a globally aligned certification program developed within India. NCCF is working towards developing national sustainability certification standards in diverse areas of natural resource management, majorly forestry, trees outside forests, protected areas and wetlands, non-wood forest products, quality planting material, ecotourism, biofuels, sustainable mining and water quality etc. and also engaged in policy advocacy and diverse conservation activities.
The NCCF has got support from the key forest based stakeholders such as the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) through its premier institutes like Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Indian Council for Forestry, Research and Education (ICFRE) and Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institutes (IPIRTI), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare,Ministry of Commerce and Indutsry Export Promotions Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), ITC Ltd., Green Initiatives Certification & Inspection Agency(GICIA),Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA), Greenply, Dabur, Arya Vaidyasala, Kottakal ,Paper and Plywood Industries and many more in furtherance of its objectives