Chain of Custody
What is Chain of Custody?
Chain of Custody certification is a process to trace wood, through inventory and stock control up the supply chain – from the certified forest where the wood was harvested, through the manufacturing process to the final point of sale, such as a timber yard, hardware store or furniture shop. This could be either here in Australia or overseas.
Wood products coming from certified forest may be sold with documentation or a product label, verifying the products certified origin.
This information can be traced back to the last certified organisation that has either transformed or owned the product in the chain.
Each company in the supply chain needs to be independently certified ( AFS / PEFC™ / FSC® ) to ensure that the link in the chain of custody is not broken.