PEFC Chain of custody certification
Chain of custody certification confirms that the timber used in production is sourced from responsibly managed forests and is traceable in all production and trade processes – from the forest manager to the producer of the final product.
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What is a chain of custody?
Chain of custody certification is for companies that manufacture or sell timber products, including paper manufacturers, traders, and printing houses. A supply chain certification allows companies to verify that the timber used in production comes from well-managed forests, considering economic, ecological, and social aspects.
For a product to be considered PEFC-certified, all companies involved in the production, processing, repackaging, and selling of the product must be certified in accordance with the chain of custody standards. Only then companies are entitled to use certification statements and label products with the PEFC trademark, thus identifying materials obtained from responsible sources.
What is PEFC?
Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international forest certification scheme that promotes sustainable, environmentally friendly, economically sound, and socially responsible forest management.
Forest certification verifies the sustainable management and use of forests. A product with the PEFC-certified material mark and/or label reassures operators and consumers that the raw materials used in the production of the product are sourced from sustainably managed forests. The global goal of forest certification is to reduce the uncontrolled use of forests in third world countries.
The association “PEFC Council of Latvia” was founded in 1999 and is a member of the international PEFC organization.
Why certify PEFC Supply chains?
By certifying supply chains according to the PEFC standards, you demonstrate your commitment to responsible and successful management and maintenance of the supply chain, also ensuring:
- added value to your products;
- increased competitiveness and access to new markets;
- compliance with legislation;
- the traceability of material sources;
- the possibility to use the PEFC marks and labels,
- a guarantee that the certified products you offer come from an environmentally friendly, socially just and economically managed forest that will be ecologically functional and viable in the future;
- the opportunity for your customers to contribute to the preservation of the environment and the promotion of economic stability.
How to obtain the PEFC Chain of custody certification?
To be certified, an organization needs to implement the PEFCsupply chain standard requirements.
BM Certification can provide you public informative seminars on standard requirements, as well as provide certification services
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License code: PEFC/12-44-001