In 2004 Morgan Timber became the first company to be simultaneously awarded FSC®, PEFC and Forest Products Chain of Custody by BM Trada. The FSC® and PEFC certification schemes are globally recognised schemes to ensure that timber has originated from responsibly managed forests.
In addition to these sustainable forest management schemes there are a range of independently audited schemes to verify that timber has been legally harvested in accordance with the laws and regulations of the countries of origin. Examples of these are TLTV and OLB. These are all handled using the audited procedures of the BM Trada Forest Products Certification scheme.
Morgan Timber is also a member of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and is a founder signatory to the TTF’s Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP). This policy is an independently audited tool which enables us to risk assess our purchases and meet our obligations under the European Timber Regulations (EUTR) that were introduced in 2013. This regulation prohibits the placing of illegal timber on the EU Marker and requires ‘first placers’ to conduct due diligence on all purchases, the RPP enables us to fulfil this requirement.