Chain of Custody

Chain of Custody is a process that tracks a product from the time it first exists to the moment it reaches the customer. In the case of wood products, the physical form of the product can change from, say, a log in the forest to a pile of veneers to sheet of plywood. A sheet of plywood cannot be visually related back to a forest, so a system is required to track its route to market. This is chain of custody.

These schemes measure several aspects of the forest operation, focusing mostly on Legality and Sustainability. Whichever scheme is used to certify these measurements, the brand of the scheme travels with the wood to demonstrate the certification of the original forest. To carry the brand forward to the subsequent purchaser, each owner of the wood in the supply chain must possess their own Chain of Custody system, certified to the rules of the same organisation whose Standard was used to certify the forest.

Triesse Ltd operates chain of custody processes throughout its business. This provides you guarantee that any goods you buy from us carrying Chain of Custody having come from legal and sustainable sources.

Triesse is committed to avoid trading and sourcing wood from:

  1. Illegally harvested wood;
  2. Wood harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights;
  3. Wood harvested in forests where high conservation values are threatened by management activities;
  4. Wood harvested in forests being converted to plantation or non-forest use;
  5. Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted;

Our Chain of Custody systems are certified by SGS United Kingdom Ltd that they meet the requirements of the relevant scheme standard.

Click here to view our certificate