About NEPCon

NEPCon (Nature Economy and People Connected) is an international non-profit organisation that works to build capacity and commitment for mainstreaming sustainability. For almost 25 years, we have worked to foster sustainable land use and responsible trade in forest commodities. We do this through innovation projects, capacity building, and sustainability services. We have 25 offices, over 200 staff based in six continents around the world.

We are accredited certifiers for sustainability schemes such as FSC™, PEFC, RSPO and SBP. We offer Chain of Custody and farm certification according to the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture standard. We also certify to our own LegalSourceTM Standard, Carbon Footprint Management and Sustainable Tourism standards. A self-managing division of NEPCon promotes and delivers our certification services. Surplus from certification activities supports the development on NEPCon’s non-profit activities.

Our work with certification systems extends far beyond service delivery. We are constantly engaged in improving certification schemes to support their credibility and impact on the ground whilst enhancing access to certification for small enterprises.

We engage in projects that develop new green solutions, conserve biodiversity or help buyers to make sustainable choices. We work with smallholders, businesses, NGOs and governments on developing solutions to major global challenges such as deforestation and climate change.

Our focus is on overcoming barriers to sustainable development. Our projects are funded by donors, governments and companies and have supported the establishment of over 100 protected areas.

We make our risk assessments, tools and other information freely available at www.nepcon.org/sourcinghub. To date, we have evaluated forest legality in 70 countries. Learn more at www.nepcon.org

Contact details

NEPCon Headquarters

Skindergade 23,3
1159 Copenhagen

Phone +45 8618 0866
Fax +45 8618 1012


11th Floor, Western Heights
Karuna Road, Westlands,
P.O Box 2417-00606
Nairobi, Kenya

Phone +254 723921627
Fax +254 798 569442