EUTR - Timber Regulation Due Diligence Solution
With Bureau Veritas Certification, demonstrate the legal origin of your timber and trade in confidence.
EUTR - Timber Regulation Challenges
Illegal logging and related large-scale deforestation have been a global problem for many decades and have had extensive and negative environmental, social and economic impacts. This problem is now being formally addressed by the European Union, the USA and Australia by the implementation of new regulations banning illegal wood products on their markets.
These new legal requirements will put all actors within the supply chain under legal obligation to exercise due diligence and demonstrate at a minimum that the products they are sourcing have been harvested in compliance with relevant legislation in the country of origin.
Any company that cannot align its practices and provide credible evidence of the legal origin of their products runs the risk of being restricted exportation rights to key international marketplaces.
TIMBER REGULATION DUE DILIGENCE SOLUTION
Bureau Veritas has developed a comprehensive Timber Regulation Due Diligence Solution that is in full compliance with the EU Timber Regulation (2010), the USA Lacey Act (2008) and the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill (2012).
Bureau Veritas to be EU Recognised Monitoring Organisation
Bureau Veritas has officially applied to be recognised by the European Commission as an EU approved monitoring organisation. This endorsement will officialise our Timber Regulation Due Diligence Solution and provide economic operators with the best assurance of compliance with EU timber legality requirements.
Bureau Veritas Risk Assessment Procedures
Our risk assessment procedures are based on clear factors that could affect timber legality. Their objective is to meet strict compliance requirements set by the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).
Bureau Veritas Traceability Platform
This platform allows your organisation to ensure that all relevant information required to demonstrate compliance with legal requirements is being safely recorded and monitored throughout your supply chain.
Bureau Veritas designed this platform in collaboration with key industry players to be cost efficient, flexible, adapted to the timber industry, easily scalable and can deal with complex supply chains, while ensuring strict information privacy.
EUTR- TIMBER REGULATION: Why Choose Bureau Veritas?
Global Expertise in Forest Management and Chain of Custody Certification
With more than 3,500 Forest Management and Chain of Custody certificates in 50 countries, Bureau Veritas Certification has an extensive and international track record offering auditing services specific to the forest, timber processing and trading companies.
A Leader in Due Diligence and Traceability Solutions
Bureau Veritas has proven expertise in developing comprehensive, flexible, efficient and complimentary solutions that carry a minimal administrative burden. For example, in 2010/2011, we successfully developed and implemented a solution for the biofuel industry and received the EU seal of approval.
Global Network of Professional Forestry Auditors and Inspectors
With a global presence in over 140 countries and a team of highly qualified forestry and wood supply chain auditors, we have a clear understanding of local challenges and are uniquely positioned to respond to your needs wherever your location.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
1- The first step for operators and suppliers is to register on our onlineBureau Veritas Traceability Platform.
This creates a network of virtual business relationships with clients and suppliers to share information on the legal origin of their products
2- The operator provides specific information to Bureau Veritas teams for assessment of their products.
Our team dispatches the information to our technicians located in the relevant country, for local language abilities and competence of local regulations. The risk assessment is performed based on our procedures and results are communicated through the platform.
3- Operators which present negligible risk of illegal sourcing are referenced in the system.
Other operators undergo risk mitigation actions such as:
- Additional risk assessment based on information specified by our team and provided by the operator
- Office or field audit
- Risk assessment of their suppliers (tier-2 suppliers)Shipment inspections for high-risk products.
4- Operators that are considered to provide products with negligible risk receive a verification statement specifying the products assessed.
This validation is recorded in the system and displayed to their clients. The validation is valid for 12 months.
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