Provides guidance for compliance with UK central government purchasing requirements for sustainability and legality.

Geographical Areas of Interest

Global

Supply Chain Focus

Forest production

Processing/Manufacturing

Trade

Related CHapters

Traceability

Provides advice to evaluate supply chains, including contractual requirements. CPET’s framework to assess compatibility of forest certification systems with UK government procurement policy covers chain of custody standards.

Information Accuracy

Provides advice on obtaining evidence of compliance and means of verification. CPET’s framework to assess compliance of certification systems with UK central government procurement requirements includes elements of certification and accreditation.

Legality

Provides advice and guidance for compliance with UK central government procurement requirements for the legality of wood products. Accepts FSC and PEFC, as evidence of legality.

SFM

Provides advice and guidance to comply with UK central government requirements for sustainability, including a framework to assess compatibility of certification systems and other types of evidence. Recognizes CSA, FSC, PEFC, and SFI certification as evidence of sustainability.

Unique Forest Values

Addresses issues of special forests to the degree they are incorporated in requirements of certification standards for sustainability.

Social Aspects

Addresses issues of special forests to the degree they are incorporated in requirements of certification standards for sustainability.