Responsible Wood chain of custody certification enables you to demonstrate your legal and sustainable sourcing of forest products to your customers.
Why we get certified?
From small and medium-sized enterprises to global brands, more and more companies along the timber value chain are looking to demonstrate that the forest-based materials they are using come from legal and sustainable sources.
Some are doing so in response to legislation and regulatory requirements, others realize the benefits of delivering sustainability assurances on products to address environmental, social and ethical concerns.
Regardless of the motivation, the preferred tool for companies to demonstrate legal and sustainable sourcing of forest products is Responsible Wood and / or PEFC chain of custody certification.
Governments around the world have put in place legislation designed to support the trade of legal timber and to deny the entry of illegally-produced wood products into the marketplace. This includes the the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation. Responsible Wood and PEFC chain of custody certification is designed to allow you to demonstrate compliance with such legislative requirements, giving you access to these influential markets.
Availability and choice
With more than 90% of Australia’s certified forest under Responsible Wood certification (more than 11 million hectares) and more than 70% of the world’s certified forests under PEFC certification (more than 300 million hectares) you have access to a large supply of Responsible Wood and PEFC-certified wood and non-wood forest products. Over 20,000 companies worldwide hold PEFC chain of custody certification, ensuring there is a wide variety of certified products available on the market.
Not all companies are the same, and we are ready for this. There are several tailored chain of custody options available. Responsible Wood group certification (insert link to Group Certification in the For Business section of the website) is our practical solution to make Responsible Wood chain of custody certification feasible for small companies. Construction companies can take advantage of Responsible Wood project certification (insert link to the certify your construction project in the For Business section of the website) to demonstrate their decision to build with Responsible Wood-certified timber. Organizations with chain of custody activities in multiple locations can gain certification for all their sites under one certificate through Responsible Wood multi-site certification.
Interested in certification?
PEFC chain of custody certification is available worldwide and open to all companies that manufacture, process, trade or sell forest-based products. Discover the steps you need to take in order to achieve PEFC chain of custody certification. (insert the link for How to Get Certified in the For Business section of the website)