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Chain of Custody Assessment for Marine Timber Procurement

The general objective of this study was to provide technical expertise in responsible timber procurement to a private client interested in purchasing a large volume of tropical hardwood for marine construction from a legal and sustainable source. Activities included an assessment of different sources of timber according to pre-established environmental and social criteria based on timber companies' track record and paperwork available. A responsible timber purchasing tool kit to inform the Client's procurement systems was also developed. The document presents a set of legal and sustainable criteria and indicators to evaluate the reliability of timber sources, and basic guidelines for chain of custody design for timber of non certified origins.



United Kingdom

2006 - 2005

timber, CoC, chain of custody, forestry, Forest Governance