Updated alignment: 2021
The FairForest Voluntary Rating allows for self-rating of forestry landscape projects based on responses to a freely available catalog of relevant metrics. The rating focuses on the social and environmental impact as well as on the financial and management performance of forestry projects. FairForest Voluntary Rating is powered by OpenForests, a consulting and research provider focused on sustainable forestry. FairForest Voluntary Rating is provided complementary to the map-based forest project monitoring platform: explorer.land.
The goal of the FairForest Voluntary Rating is to increase transparency and security for an ethically responsible practice of investing in sustainable forestry. FairForest provides a voluntary self-rating for forestry landscape projects using a rating scale of 0 - 100 percent. With a broad spectrum of questions, the rating system is designed to be applicable to a wide range of different forest project types. The rating focuses on the social and environmental impact as well as on the financial and management performance and furthermore considers the business environment and production risks.