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Chain of custody certification services
With PEFC COC certification, companies and organizations can ensure that the products they sell come from sustainably managed forests, whether the material used comes directly from them or in the case of recycling: wood can be certified, but also non-timber forest products. For example, it is possible to apply certification to products such as undergrowth products, while it is not possible to extend it to services such as tourism or sports, natural resources such as water or air, or forest wildlife.
A PEFC COC-certified company can enjoy several advantages in the market, such as increased competitive ability and better reputation. Specifically, certification of the chain of custody, that is, of the supply chain from Sustainable Forest Management to the sale of the finished product, allows the company to sell products guaranteed against timber and paper from illegal logging to demonstrate its Social Responsibility, improving the image of the individual company and the entire wood-furniture sector to communicate its choice thanks to a logo to be applied both on products and on company material, whether administrative such as invoices or advertising to more easily access public contracts, which in the specifications increasingly provide for the use of wood from certified forests to be able to have an effective marketing tool aimed at the retention of existing customers and the acquisition of new ones to have a means of entering markets where the demand for certified products is increasing, such as publishing, cosmetics and herbal medicine to expand their markets in general thanks to the growing attention of consumers and commercial structures to certified products.
For more info regarding certification www.csi-spa.com
The health FITOK treatment
The globalization of markets in recent years has led to the intensification of trade between countries.
Sometimes wood packaging material has been a channel for the introduction and spread of pests. Therefore, it has become necessary to decrease the risk of possible infestations by introducing some phytosanitary measures to avoid possible economic and environmental impacts on the world’s forest heritage.
The possible phytosanitary measures are:
- import ban (ensures maximum phytosanitary safety, but would result in blocking world trade), introduction of special phytosanitary requirements (pest free area), phytosanitary certificate requirement (document issued by NPPO);
- inspection at entry (with considerable resources expended on inspections), treatment before shipment.
Treatment before shipment is the phytosanitary measure identified by IPPC and is the basis on which the International Standard ISPM-15 is based. Briefly, this Standard stipulates that raw wood packaging must be treated (heat treatment – HT or methyl bromide fumigation treatment – MB) and, subsequently, certified with the IPPC/FAO mark. This mark should be controlled through a certification system of companies in the wood packaging and treatment supply chain.
(Excerpt from the Conlegno website for further or more information www.conlegno.eu)
ISO 9001 certification is intended for any type of public or private organization, of any sector or size, manufacturing or service, and because it is the only standard in the ISO 9001 series under which it is possible to issue a certificate of conformity of a management system, it can have contractual validity.
ISO 9001 certification demonstrates that the company is capable of consistently and comprehensively meeting customer expectations. For this reason, many buyers require ISO 9001-certified suppliers to minimize the risks of purchasing noncompliant products or services.
PEFC – The world’s largest forest
The Chain of Custody (in English CoC-Chain of Custody) is a company-wide traceability system used for all stages of wood processing and distribution that certifies that the company’s applied wood flow registration system meets the requirements set by the certification scheme and requires that no wood from controversial sources (e.g., illegal logging or in protected areas) can enter the chain of certified products.
The PEFC Chain of Custody certificate (which is also called CoC certification) is the prerequisite for a company that wants to use the PEFC logo on its
products made from PEFC-certified material.
In short, it ensures that the company has and uses the necessary safety mechanisms to track certified products within the company’s production process.
The certification process is conducted in accordance with the requirements and methods described in the reference standard
ITA 1002 Chain of Custody Certification Scheme for forest products.
ITA 1002 specifies the chain of custody requirements that the “organization” must meet and indicates the minimum management system requirements for implementing and managing the traceability process.
The term organization is used to refer to any company involved in the harvesting, transportation or processing of forest products from the forest to the final consumer.
For more info regarding PEFC certification (chain of custody) please consult www.pefc.it
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