Timber Due Diligence System

Our Timber Due Diligence System helps companies meet their due diligence requirements as stated by the EUTR in one easy, ready to use platform. Our software makes it possible to onboard suppliers, map supply chains, collect information and assess and mitigate risks.


How does it work?

Companies that use our system start by inviting their suppliers to the system. These suppliers will use their own credentials to create Unique Wood Sources and, when available, upload documents such as FSC and PEFC certificates. The system will automatically assess the risk of this Unique Wood Source by using a company specific risk matrix that combines country risk, wood species and more. After the automatic risk assessment, further assessment and risk mitigation can be carried out by the company or a third party. When a risk is considered low, this source can be assigned to a preorder and used in a product that the company is aiming to sell.

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The benefits

  • Ready to use system
  • EUTR compliance
  • Automatic risk assessment
  • Reduced costs
  • Less paperwork
  • Secure authorisation

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 diligence.

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Use case

NEXT: committed to sustainable timber

NEXT is a UK based retailer offering clothing, footwear and home products with more than 500 stores in the UK and Ireland, as well as around 200 mainly franchised stores in over 30 countries overseas. NEXT is committed to the responsible sourcing of timber and timber containing products.

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RSS Read our blogs on timber

  • Keep your due diligence system simple and adaptable
    It has been a year since we’ve stated on our blog that EUTR compliance is more important than ever.  Since then, a lot of companies are asking ChainPoint for help with their due diligence obligations in their timber supply chain. And for good reason: not only do we see again that companies are getting fined […]
  • 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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