Forest & Wood Certification Services

Forest and Wood Certification Services

Prove traceability of the forest and wood products you supply throughout the value chain.

EU Timber Regulation (EUTR)

Bureau Veritas Certification has developed a due diligence system designed to fulfil the requirements of the EUTR (European Union Timber Regulation), no more and no less, in a cost-effective manner.

Our dedicated due diligence system ensures you can import or market your forest, timber and wood products secure in the knowledge you are in full compliance with the European regulation.

Bureau Veritas Certification UK assesses risk and provides risk mitigation solutions

Our auditors evaluate your products and suppliers, based on our technical procedures and their local expertise.

The Bureau Veritas Solution:
 

  • Gathers information on the species, place of harvest and legality of timber product 
  • Verifies and analyses illegality risk
  • Identifies risk level and implements risk mitigation measures

All of our procedures can be efficiently implemented. Our objective is to take out the administrative burden so you can focus on running your business.

Forest Products Certification

 

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    What is FSC® Certification?

    The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) is an independent NGO created in response to growing concerns over deforestation.

    Founded in 1993, it is globally recognised today for the promotion of forest certification.

    FSC® Certification is a voluntary standard aimed at supporting responsible forest management on a global scale.

    All FSC® certified forest products have been verified throughout their supply chains – from their origin to their final destination. 

    Who can benefit from FSC® certification?

    FSC® has two distinct types of certifications for forest managers or companies using forest products.

    Bureau Veritas Certification is an independent third party accredited by ASI to provide both Forest Management and Chain of Custody certification.

    FSC® Forest Management

    FSC® Forest Management Certification is for companies that manage or own forest resources and would like to establish and communicate their responsible practices to consumers.

    Forest Managers that would like to become FSC® certified must also achieve FSC® Chain of Custody Certification to sell their products.

    FSC® Chain of Custody

    FSC® Chain of Custody Certification is for any company handling or using FSC® certified forest products (i.e.furniture manufacturers, publishers, pulp industries, and all other wood products) to attest to the wood's traceability and legal origin and can use the FSC® trademark.

    Becoming FSC® Chain of Custody certified means your clients also dispose the right to use the FSC® certified trademark on their products, provided they hold their own certificate.

    What are the key benefits of FSC® Certification?

    • grants your organisation access to key markets around the globe while protecting forest resources
    • improves consumer confidence in your products
    • becomes a strong lever to differentiate your forest products and improve your brand’s image

    Discover more about Sustainable Forestry Certification and our Wood Scheme Certification Documents & Standards on our Global Certification Website

    PEFC Certification

    What is PEFC Certification?

    The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit and non-governmental organization that promotes Sustainable Forest Management monitored by independent third-party certification.

    PEFC:

    • is effective throughout the timber supply chain to ensure that forest product production respects ecological, social and ethical standards 
    • is a mark of trust for customers and consumers to identify products from sustainably managed forests
    • works as an umbrella organization to endorses national forest certifications systems to fit with local conditions. PEFC has endorsed 30 national certification systems and includes more than 230 million hectares of certified forests.

    Who can benefit from PEFC certification?

    PEFC has two distinct types of certification for forest managers or companies using forest products.

    For companies that manage or own forest resources and would like to establish and communicate their responsible practices to consumers.

    Forest Managers that would like to become PEFC certified must also achieve PEFC Chain of Custody Certification to sell their products.

    PEFC Chain of Costudy is for any company handling or using PEFC certified forest products (i.e.furniture manufacturers, publishers, pulp industries, and all other wood products) to attest to the wood's traceability and legal origin and can use the PEFC label.

    Becoming PEFC Chain of Custody certified means your clients also dispose the right to use the PEFC label on their forest products.

    What are the key benefits of PEFC Certification?

    PEFC’s certification brings you important benefits:

    • grants access to PEFC ecosystem markets
    • gives confidence to your consumers and customers that your products come from sustainably managed forests
    • allows you to adopt a risk management approach for your procurement processes and prevent future issues