BM TRADA is a recognized leader in chain of custody certification, providing robust forest products certification schemes and verification programs for products that are not FSC™ or PEFC™ certified. 

As an international certification body, BM TRADA has developed its chain of custody scheme that recognizes that there are certification schemes and forest management initiatives operating in various parts of the world where currently there is no route to market for products because of the absence of independent verification of the chain of custody.

As part of the development process, some of these initiatives may have undergone verification by independent forestry consultants to determine if they would comply, for example, with the UK Government’s Timber Procurement Policy for timber products that are “legal and progressing towards sustainability.” 

Element’s market-leading team of certification experts, BM TRADA, has developed a scheme that seeks to support such initiatives and provide unaccredited certification under our forest products scheme. Our services provide assurance of responsible harvesting and respectful practices, allowing our customers to promote their forest products around the world.  

For more information about our forest products certification services, or to speak with one of our experts, contact us today. 

Forest Products Certification Schemes

BM TRADA’s certification experts have a thorough knowledge of the chain of custody certification, and our forest products certification schemes include: 

  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
  • Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTTC)

Forest Products Verification Programs

Our experts are experienced across a range of forest products verification programs, including: 

  • Bureau Veritas Origine & Légalité Du Bois (OLB)
  • Certisource Program
  • Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT)
  • Rainforest Alliance Standard for Verification of Legal Origin
  • Rainforest Alliance Standard for Verification of Legal Compliance
  • Rainforest Alliance Smartstep Program
  • SGS Timber Legality and Traceability Verification Program (TLTV)
  • SGS Mandatory Legal Timber Validation Program (MLTV) 
  • SGS Voluntary Legal Timber Validation Program (VLTV)
  • SVLK Timber Legality Assurance System (TLAS)
  • The Forest Trust Members Program 
  • Wood Tracking Program (WTP) and Legal Verification Services (LVS)
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