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.
- 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.
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.