ISO 38200 : 2018 Chain of Custody of Wood and Wood-Based Products.

ISO 38200, Chain of custody of wood and wood-based products, facilitates sustainable forestry through enabling the traceability of wood products .

This document specifies requirements for a chain of custody (CoC) of wood and wood-based products, cork and lignified materials other than wood, such as bamboo, and their products.

This document is applicable to material that originates from different categories of input material and can be derived from mechanical, chemical, biological and/or thermal processing or a combination thereof.

A chain of custody relies on a control system to track and handle material throughout the entire supply chain or parts of the supply chain, including transportation, receipt, production, sale, resale and output declaration. This document is intended to enable tracking of material from different categories of source to finished products.

It provides reassurance to customers of wood suppliers that products come from legally harvested sources along the whole supply chain, thus encouraging the use of sustainable wood and deterring illegal methods.

A new standard for supporting responsible use of wood and wood products has just been published ISO 38200:2018 Chain of custody of wood and wood-based products. Deforestation and forest degradation are ravaging our planet, This new ISO standard for tracing wood and wood products back to its sources and will help to provide this information .ISO 38200:2018, Chain of custody of wood and wood-based products contain the requirements for a chain of custody of wood and wood-based products that allows users to trace the origininality of wood and wood products every step along the supply chain

Benefits of 38200

  • Reduce unplanned deforestation,
  • Restore and rehabilitate degraded forests,
  • Sustainable management of forests,
  • Evaluate the function of carbon sequestration by forests, forested lands and trees outside the forest to moderate the global climate
  • Significantly affected business competitiveness such as increasing customer satisfaction index,
  • Increasing sales,
  • Increasing productivity
  • And increasing company reputation.

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