Manage Your Traceability.
For you to be able to trace your timber, you will need some form of a database. For smaller organisations, obtaining traceability information may not be a complicated exercise, however the larger the organisation, the more complex the supply chain and data can be.
Complex supply chains increase the risk of the timber order being contaminated by illegally felled wood. Larger organisations may struggle to implement the Due Diligence System effectively without the appropriate resources dedicated to the task, a suitable database is recommended.
Organisations may wish to manage the system in house, perhaps utilising the Quality Management System (QMS) already established to track and keep on top of the traceability responsibilities.
The cost associated with a Due Diligence System can vary and resource may be an issue, however, there is no escaping the regulations as monitoring organisations can carry out checks without any prior warning. If your organisation is found non-compliant to the EUTR, you could face a hefty fine!
Learn more about EUTR
If you would like to learn more about EUTR, we have a free training course that outlines the requirements of the EU Timber Regulations, defines roles and responsibilities, obligations and ways to manage the tasks.