The Policy is applicable to wood-derived products, except paper. The Policy is compulsory for all entities of the federal government, and it focuses on wood from sustainably harvested timbers. The definition includes provisions related to traceability, legality, and specific requirements for sustainable forest management certification systems.
Geographical Areas of Interest
Supply Chain Focus
Requires that forest management certification systems ensure the traceability of the products through a chain of custody system.
Requires that sustainably harvested timber is certified by an independent body on the basis of internationally recognized criteria. FSC and PEFC have been approved to meet the requirements of the Procurement Policy.
Requires that wood harvesting complies with national laws and international conventions.
Sustainably harvested timber is defined as wood from sustainably managed forests that has been certified by an independent body on the basis of internationally recognized criteria. FSC and PEFC meet the Procurement Policy requirements.