Chain of Custody
Chain of custody certification is open to all organizations regardless of market impact, turnover, size or memberships. Chain of custody certification is not dependent, nor limited to organizations that are already holding certification to other schemes. we will be happy to consider quoting for any organization that is interested in Chain of custody certification.
Certification costs are based on a daily rate for audit activity and additional administrative and certification costs.
Chain of custody certification of your timber or timber-derived products provides independently-verified assurance that the wood used originates from responsibly sourced forests and that the material has been tracked through every stage of the process from forest to end-user.
By implementing and maintaining a robust chain of custody system, companies can provide assurances to suppliers and clients, that their products are sourced and produced in compliance with the highest ecological, social and economic standards.
Chain of custody certification works through the entire supply chain to provide proof of traceability back to well-managed forests, controlled or recycled sources.
Choosing us means you are working with a certification body whose name is readily accepted by regulators, purchasers and suppliers around the world.
Certification services and solutions from our chain of custody certification portfolio As part of our chain of custody certification service range, BM TRADA provides auditing & training.
FSC TM and PEFCTM Certification
Consumers are becoming increasingly aware that many timber products can often come from illegal sources or be the product of unsustainable logging. This type of logging can lead to mass deforestation which leads to a loss of habitats, livelihood and is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. The unsustainable timber trade threatens forests across the world and the very people who depend on them.
Chain of custody certification ensures timber or timber products originate from responsibly managed forests. It gives independently verified assurance that the wood used originates from responsibly managed forests by demonstrating the material is tracked through every stage of the process, from forest to end-user.
By maintaining a certified chain of custody system, you can provide reassurance that your timber products are sourced and produced in compliance with a globally recognized ecological, social and economic standard.
For a product to qualify for certification, all companies who take legal ownership of the products and process ranging from trade or repacking them, need to be certified.
The benefits of chain of custody certification Having your chain of custody system independently certified by internationally recognized certification body BM TRADA demonstrates to your customers your commitment to responsible supply chain management. Specifically, chain of custody certification will provide:
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
FSC is an international not for profit organization that brings people together to find solutions which promote responsible stewardship of the world’s forests.
The FSC trademark allows consumers worldwide to recognize products that support the growth of responsible forest management.
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)
PEFC is a global umbrella organisation for the assessment and mutual recognition of national forest certification schemes developed in a multi-stakeholder process. These national schemes build upon the inter-governmental processes for the promotion of sustainable forest management.
PEFC works throughout the forest supply chain to promote good practice and to ensure forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards.
Who needs chain of custody?
Chain of custody certification is applicable to all companies who process, manufacture or trade in timber or timber-derived products including manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, sawmills, printers and paper merchants.
About the FSC
FSC is an international not-for-profit organization that brings people together to find solutions which promote responsible stewardship of the world’s forests.The FSC trademark allows consumers worldwide to recognize products that support the growth of responsible forest management.
The FSC Certificate database can be accessed here
FSC Standards can be obtained here
Organizations are not permitted to make statements or promotional claims including either BM TRADA or FSC logos or trademarks without gaining the appropriate permissions before use.
Organizations are not permitted to promote or use any statements or claims in relation to certification that has not yet been granted. This includes the names or trademarks of BM TRADA or FSC.
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