Forest Management & Chain of Custody

Purchasers of timber are increasingly interested in where the product they buy comes from, and how it has been produced. This relates to the raw material and the end-of-line products. Purchasing decisions are based on many criteria including fitness for purpose, price, delivery capacity, location, as well as the forestry management practices employed in the growing and harvesting of the trees from which the wood products are sourced.

The principal reassurance that consumers (or retailers) are seeking is that the forests or plantations supplying particular wood products are being well managed or from responsible forest. The quality of forest management may be summarized by its sustainable management practices.
We provide Forestry Managers with the ability to declare that their forests meet recognized standards of best practice.
In addition, the certification scheme is mutually recognized by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC). We are also able to help the company to set up the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC™) Chain of Custody system.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC™ ) :

The FSC™ 's ten Principles and Criteria for forest management set the threshold for defining good forest management around the world. Regional standards must also be developed to satisfy local ecological, social and economic requirement. For this reason, FSC™ supports the development of regional standards for use in certification assessments in that region.

Chain of Custody (COC) Certification
Chain of custody certification provides a guarantee about the production of FSC-certified products. Chain-of-custody is the path taken by raw materials from the forest to the consumer, including all successive stages of processing, transformation, manufacturing and distribution.
From a customer perspective, the FSC™ label represents a promise that is being made to them. Chain of custody standards are the mechanism FSC™  has to ensure that 'promise' is delivered.
Operations that have been independently verified for FSC™  chain of custody certification are eligible to label their products with the FSC™  logo.
To find out which organizations have FSC™  Chain of Custody Certification through use the FSC™ database at https://info.fsc.org.