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.

Please contact us for a copy of the Natural Forest Standard Verification and Transparency Framework.

25th March 2024  The Periodic Verification Guidance document is currently under review and is being updated to align with the Verification and Transparency Framework. This  is expected to be published by 30th April 2024.

Current List of NFS approved VVBs

Enviance Services Private Limited


Website: https://enviance.in/

Contact Email: pankaj@enviance.in

Bureau Veritas Certification


Website: www.bureauveritas.com.br

Contact Email: michelle.borges@bureauveritas.com 

Aster Global Environmental Services, Inc.


Website: https://www.asterglobal.com/

Contact Email: jmcmahon@asterglobal.com

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 info@ecosystemcertification.org.