FairForest provides a voluntary self-rating for forestry landscape projects using a ratings scale of 0 – 100 percent. With a broad spectrum of questions, the rating system is designed to be applicable to a wide range of 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.
FairForest includes 30 IRIS metrics in its voluntary rating. In doing so, existing IRIS users can streamline future ratings through the FairForest Voluntary Rating process. Additionally, the resulting shared metric set enables organizations to identify metrics relevant to sustainable forestry beyond those focused on the environmental.