Chain of Custody: How to be Sure

B&Q have full chain of custody with FSC® and PEFC for all timber products.

The only way to be assured that wood is felled legally is through a checking process, which tracks the wood from being cut through to its final destination, chain of custody.

When a tree is harvested, both the stump and tree are given a number and this is logged as part of the forestry management certificate required by FSC® or PEFC.

When the tree arrives at the sawmill, this number is recorded and linked to the number on the mill's chain of custody certificate.

Chain of Custody: How to be Sure

At every subsequent stage, numbers are recorded. This gives a paper trail that provides schemes like FSC® the ability to track back exactly where the wood has come from - and check that the trees were felled legally from a well-managed forest.

B&Q has full chain of custody with both FSC® and PEFC.

Email chainofcustody@b-and-q.co.uk if you'd like to know more about this process.

B&Q’s FSC® Product Group Schedule for certificate number: SA-COC-008049.

B&Q’s PEFC Product Group Schedule for certificate number: SA-PEFC-COC-008049.