At Danzer UK we undertake a robust due diligence system on all timber products we purchase.This process has achieved NEPCon LegalSouce certification which demonstrates our due diligence system conforms with EUTR requirements.
Any wood product that Danzer imports into the EU is subject to the Danzer Due Diligence Process to assure legality based on all information available.
Danzer UK are signatories of the UK Timber Trade Federation's Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP) since its inception. The RPP is an acknowledged due diligence tool within which we can identify and eliminate the risk of illegal timber entering our supplier chain.
Ahead of any procurement commitment, a risk assessment establishes the level of potential legality risks that may arise from the respectiv wood species, country of origin, forest of origin, or supplier.
In case of potential risks, Danzer gives preference to procure goods supplied with an internationally acknowledged certificate confirming legality as a minimum requirement (such as OLB, Rainforest Alliance VLC or NEPCon LegalSource) or preferably a confirmation of both legality and responsible forest management (such as PEFCTM, FSC®*, or SFI certification). Danzer verifies the correctness of all certificates.
If such certificates cannot be obtained, Danzer will either initiate its own audit procedures to verify legality or forego the proposed procurement.
The above provides the assurance you need that any timber product supplied by Danzer has been legally sourced.
Effective March 3, 2013 EU member states have brought into force national legislation to implement the EU Timber Regulation (EU No 995/2010 (1) and implementing Regulation EU No 607/2012)(1). The purpose of this regulation is to prohibit the importation of illegally sourced wood products into the EU.
Any company that imports wood products from any country outside of the EU is responsible for ensuring the legal origin of such wood by operating a robust due diligence process. EU member states are expected to randomly test imports on a regular basis and follow up where concerns regarding possible illegality exist.
Member states will also be obliged to actively investigate the legality of any imports where “whistle-blowers” have raised concerns. It can be expected that civil society organizations will make use of this option.