Validation and Verification

An independent validation and verification process is essential to ensure the integrity of projects registered with the Natural Forest Standard.

Validation/Verification Bodies (VVBs) play an important role in the project process, conducting third-party assessments to provide independent confirmation that projects are in conformance with the Natural Forest Standard Requirements.

The NFS requires independent third-party validation and verification of all projects registered with the Natural Forest Standard.   These independent assessments are conducted by qualified Validation and Verification Bodies (VVBs).

No Natural Capital Credits will be issued without having successfully passed a rigorous validation and verification process to ensure the project meets the requirements of the Natural Forest Standard.

3rd May 2024: An updated version of the NFS Guidance Manual for Periodic Verification (v1.2) is now available here: Guidance Manual for Periodic Verification

Current List of NFS approved VVBs

Enviance Services Private Limited


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Bureau Veritas Certification


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Aster Global Environmental Services, Inc.


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Become an approved NFS VVB

If you are interested in becoming a Natural Forest Standard approved VVB, please view the documentation below.  Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

These documents have an effective date of 28th February 2024 for all VVB applications.

VVB Application Form

VVB Terms of Reference

To apply, please complete the application form and submit together with all required supporting documentation to