Chain of custody

Chain of Custody paves the way for responsible trade in wood raw materials, by providing proof of the origin of timber products.

To meet legal requirements within the EU, timber products must be traceable to known and legally harvested forests.

This traceability, or Chain of Custody, enables responsible trade in timber products and reduces illegal logging. By demanding certified raw materials, the purchaser is helping to expand the proportion of certified forest.

Risk analysis, verification and documentation of conditions in the forest provide proof of the timber products’ origin and a picture of the situation back down the chain.