Chain of Custody

TLB Timber has successfully undergone 5 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 :

cert-1FSC: Certificate No. SGS-COC-005622cert-2 PEFC: Certificate No. SGS-PEFC/COC-0830 Rainforest Alliance:  Verification Code: RA-VLC-006994


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.

TLB Timber holds a Rainforest Alliance Verification of Legal Compliance verification statement for certain Merbau products. The Rainforest Alliance’s legality verification standards ensure the relevant laws applicable at the forest and trade levels are met and ensures the identification and segregation of verified materials is maintained.

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