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Chain of Custody Certification

The Chain of Custody is a reliable way of following the flows of certified paper and/or timber, step by step, from the harvesting of the trees to the end product. The Chain of Custody is a closed chain, which means that each of the chain must be in possession of a PEFC Chain of Custody certification (annual checks and assessments are done by independent third-party certification bodies) for the end product to bear the PEFC label. The label then provides the assurance that the wood material of which the product is made are sourced ins sustainably managed forests.
Every single company active in the paper or timber industry can apply : harvesting companies, carpenters, traders, importers, paper distributors, printing companies, ….

The certificate is the unique guarantee for consumers that the wood or paper is controlled and assessed.