Sustainable timber and timber products

The world's forests are one of the most valuable assets we have. It provides us with oxygen, food, shelter and timber. However, illegal logging has a detrimental effect on our forests and the people who live in them. Therefore, producers and importers of timber and timber products are key to reduce illegal logging and deforestation. 

In the last few years, governments are combating illegal logging and deforestation by introducing laws such as the EUTR and enforcing them by issuing large fines to companies who don't comply.


Technology is part of the solution

ChainPoint believes that software and technology is part of the solution that can help companies with their timber policy. By using our software, companies are able to connect all suppliers in their supply chain, giving valuable insights. Our software does not only connect supply chains, but also reduces paperwork, saving time and costs. By ensuring data quality, companies will be able to analyse their efforts and present impact.

What is the EUTR?

EU Timber Regulation

The EU Timber Regulation, or EUTR, was designed to reduce illegal logging by making sure that illegal timber and timber products can't be sold on the EU market. The law, that came into force in 2013, is part of the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan. 

The law applies to any company that imports timber or timber products on the EU market for the first time. These importers, or operators, are required to exercise due dilligence.

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RSS Read our blogs on timber

  • ChainPoint developed Timber Due Diligence System for NEXT
    ChainPoint is proud to announce that NEXT, the British multinational retailer, chose ChainPoint to develop their Timber Due Diligence System. The system will help deliver the NEXT Timber Policy.
  • Brexit and EUTR: what will this mean?
    On February 7th 2018 Therese Coffey, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Life Opportunities, pledged that the UK will continue to incorporate the EUTR policies after the Brexit.
  • Join our webinar on timber and the EUTR
    On March 21st, ChainPoint wil host a webinar on the EU Timber Regulation and timber due diligence. Sign up now and listen to topics such as risk mitigation, risk analysis and see a live demo or our software.
  • Navigating with your supply chain map
    Supply chains are complex. Most companies know who their own suppliers are but who are the suppliers of their suppliers? How are they all connected? When companies ask us for help, we generally start with supply chain mapping, the first step in gaining insight. 
  • Sustainable timber sourcing and due diligence
    The European Union Timber Regulation, or the EUTR, is part of the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan of the EU. By banning the sale of illicitly sourced timber and timber products on the EU market, the EUTR is an important pillar of the EU in the fight against illegal logging. It […]
  • EUTR compliance is more important than ever
    Since it’s introduction in 2013, the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) gains more and more traction. The timber regulation is being enforced every day and we see that wood companies who don’t comply to the regulation are being held responsible and fined.

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