Supporting Sustainable Management of Forests    
     
 

In line with Australian Government Policy, TLB Timbers minimum purchasing requirement goal is - Audited Verification of Legality on all timbers bought by the Company.

All suppliers to TLB are either covered by Accreditation or are undergoing Verfication of Legality as a first step to full accreditation for sustainability.


 


Chain of Custody (CoC)

TLB Timber has successfully undergone 3 separate audits by SGS (Societe De Surveillance) to ensure the integrity of the Chain of Custody of FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) and PEFC™ (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) verified legal products through the Company's operations. SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

The Chain of Custody identification numbers are :

FSC:     Certificate No. SGS-COC-005622
PEFC:   Certificate No. SGS-PEFC/COC-0830

FSC is an international non-profit, multi stakeholder organisation established to promote responsible management of the world's forests. Its main tools for achieving this are standard setting, independent certification and labelling of forest products. FSC chain of custody is a tracking system that allows manufacturers and traders to demonstrate that timber comes from a forest that is responsibly managed in accordance with the FSC Principles and Criteria.

The PEFC Council is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation which promotes sustainably managed forests though independent third party certification. The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests. The Australian Forest Standard (AFS) is PEFC certified which allows TLB to offer COC on AFS products under AS 4707.

All certified products sold by TLB are easily identified with relevant branding and documentation.