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Chain of Custody

PEFC® Chain of Custody certification is a mechanism for tracking certified material from the forest to the final product to ensure that the wood, wood fibre or non-wood forest produce contained in the product or product line can be traced back to certified forests.

It is an essential part of the PEFC® system which ensures that claims about products originating in sustainably managed forests are credible and verifiable throughout the whole supply chain. It is used to certify entities all along the value-chain of forest-based products.

The acquisition of Chain of Custody certification reinforces the sustainability commitments of SIPCO. Chain of Custody certification is carried out by accredited certification bodies that verify compliance of the wood flow accounting system applied by an enterprise complies with PEFC® International Chain of Custody Standard.

All bodies certifying on behalf of PEFC® meet the requirements for certification bodies defined by International Standardisation Organisation (ISO) standards.

Implementation of the necessary mechanisms within a company to ensure compliance with PEFC® International Chain of Custody Standard requires detailed management systems in line with ISO9001 or ISO14001 standards and these are covered under the SIPCO integrated management system.