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A forest plantation review from SGS can help you attract investment, by providing an independent report on the existing status, likely growth and value of your forests.


Our plantation review services also ensure that you meet the relevant International Accounting Standards (IAS 41), which require a calculation of “fair value” for your plantation’s biological assets. Without a formal forest plantation review, this calculation may be based on internal measurements, variables and expectations, plus third-party assessments such as independently certified forest plantation management practices.

But this approach is likely to reveal disparities between the external and internal assessments. Using a document review and – most importantly – our own on site assessments, our forest plantation review can fill these gaps. Renowned for our knowledge and independence in this field, we will produce an impartial final statement on the plantation’s valuation model. To do this, we calculate its net present values based upon the available price indications within the market for forest products.

Scope of Service

Using a combination of desk studies and field verifications, our forest plantation review comprises an in-depth analysis of your forest plantation management practices. These include:

  • Review of infrastructure, transport and processing facilities
  • Number of trees and tree diameters on stand level
  • Growth
  • Volumes
  • Review of silvicultural systems and timber price models applied
  • Review of costs and risk management
  • Review of valuation model and net present value of the plantation

An independent report on the existing status, likely growth and value of your forests will help you attract investors. So contact SGS now to ask about our forest plantation review services.