Evidence of compliance
The current UK Government timber procurement guidance note states that suppliers and contractors to Government should have available documentary evidence demonstrating the timber supplied is at a minimum from legal sources, and sustainable sources. This evidence should include full chain of custody from the forest source(s) to the end user.
The evidence that will be accepted falls under the following categories:
For detailed information on Category A evidence including an introduction, approved schemes, types of evidence and checking evidence, please select the link above or the image to the left.
For detailed information on Category B evidence including an introduction, supply chain and forest source information, verification systems and broken chain of custody, please select the link above or the image to the left.
Information on FLEGT - Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade, the EU action plan.
See this section on technical methodology, reviews and consultations for more information on the background and processes used by CPET to evaluate evidence for legality and sustainability of timber.