Forest source: checking category B evidence

How to check whether a forest source is managed in a legal and sustainable way: for buyers and suppliers of timber.


Forest Source: practical guide for Category B evidence

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Use this guide to find out what information suppliers need to confirm that the forest or forests of origin were managed legally or sustainably. This guide should be used when submitting Category B evidence of legal and sustainable evidence for a UK government supply.

The government recognises 2 types of evidence to show that the timber or wood products are from legal or sustainable sources:

  • Category A: evidence from forest certification schemes which delivers government requirements such as PEFC and FSC
  • Category B: all other credible evidence that material is from forests which meet the requirements for legality and sustainability
Published 2 June 2013