BM TRADA Forest Products Chain of Custody

BM TRADA has developed its own chain of custody scheme that recognises that there are other certification schemes and forest management initiatives operating in various parts of the world where currently there is no route to market for products because of the absence of independent verification of chain of custody.

As part of the development process some of these initiatives may have undergone verification by independent forestry consultants to determine if they would comply, for example, with the UK Government’s Timber Procurement Policy for timber products that are “legal and progressing towards sustainability”. BM TRADA has developed a scheme that seeks to support such initiatives and as such is prepared to give these schemes unaccredited certification under our Forest Products scheme.

Currently there are five schemes included in the Forest Products scheme:

  • The Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTTC) scheme
  • The Congolese Industry du Bois (CIB) scheme
  • The Samartex Timber and Plywood scheme
  • The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) scheme (ratified by PEFC)
  • The American Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) scheme (ratified by PEFC)

For an overview of the Certification process and requirements please see the attached.

For further information please call our head office on 01494 569700 or email enquiries@bmtrada.com. Whatever business you are in, we will be happy to advise you on the most cost-effective route to registration.

For details of the costs of certification please complete and return our Request for Quotation Form and Appendix