PEFC’s Chain of Custody certification is a mechanism for tracking certified material from the forest to the final product to ensure that the wood, wood fibre or non-wood forest produce contained in the product or product line can be traced back to certified forests.
It is an essential part of the PEFC system which ensures that claims about products originating in sustainably managed forests are credible and verifiable throughout the whole supply chain. It is used to certify entities all along the value-chain of forest-based products.
The acquisition of Chain of Custody certification reinforces the sustainability commitments of businesses. It provides companies with a commercial advantage as it allows them to use the PEFC logo on products, making them the preferred choice especially for responsible consumers.