buying your hardwood from Hardydeck SRL is a safe choice in respect of
comply to the new regulations as set by the EU FLEGT Action Plan
Hardydeck SRL is a sole chain in your supply chain so easy access to legal origin of your wood
please remind: FSC is not considered valid proof of legality
under the EU Timber Regulation; see below
What you need to do: due diligence. Hardydeck SRL gives you
all your legal documentation you need.
3 March 2013, the EU Timber Regulation will forbid illegally produced wood
products in the EU market. This EU Timber Regulation is not forbidding or
blocking importing timber products but EU importers are forbidden from
importing illegally harvested timber on the EU market and this is enforced
under due diligence to assure that their timber imports are not illegal,
and that the importers are obliged to require documentation and information
from their suppliers assuring the wood’s legality. See here for the full EU
Timber Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 995/2010 of the European Parliament
and of the Council of 20 October 2010
Both FSC and PEFC are not considered to be valid proof of legality
under the EU Timber Regulation
the the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the
Certification by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) are not conceived to
be valid proof of legality under the EU Timber Regulation. The valid proof
of legality is a FLEGT-licensed timber that comes from a country that has a
Voluntary Partnership Agreement with the EU and whose timber legality
has been declared functional and valid is deemed legal.
what does the importer need to do? If an importer exerces under due
diligence it means that one of its timber sources constitutes a
‘non-negligible’ risk; the operator has to apply risk extenuation measures.
Measures to extenuate the risk can range from changing the supply source to
requiring additional certification, documentation and information against a
third party certification or verification standard which complies with the
local legislation in effect in the harvest country and in accordance to the
requirements of the EU Timber Regulation.
order to comply with these demands, the importer's due diligence must
contain the following three elements inherent to its legal wood - risk
access to information
extenuation of the risk identified
determination of whether to project an own due diligence system, to get an
exporter susch as Hardydeck SRL to implement a monitoring system depends
upon the importer itself, depending upon its own resources, capacity and
knowledge. The EU Timber Regulation doesn't dictate an plan of attack. The
amount of effort required to build such a monitoring system depends on the
complexity of the supply chain and of the importer's mode of business. This
is the official reading from EU
Why buying legal wood from Hardydeck SRL?
SRL owns its own concessions, manages itself its logging operations,
cutting, transporting and exporting. So everything is under one roof and
for you, the importer, this means that the supply chain is as simple as
possible which enable simple proof of legal timber.
your timber at Hardydeck SRL you will have immediate access to:
together with the Bill of Lading, invoice and packing list, also a
wood certificate of legal origin, and on-line all underlying documentation
of the concession to which your load belongs:
on this wood certificate of legal origin there is a number (POAF)
which means in Spanish ‘Plan Operativo Aprovechamento Forestal’, in
English: concession title.
So this POAF number refers to a concession which reflects
sustainable forestry. A concession contains 3 elements:
Identification of the specific area to assign for a concession
Identification of all trees of all species in a defined area (the concession).
Please note that each and every tree has its own GPS coordinate (Y & X)
and number. See on the left that each tree has its number nailed on the
of all trees and authorization by the government
All these trees are mapped and identified as suitable for cutting
or to be maintained (not to be cut)
transporting the logs to the mill, the logs being cut, transporting the
boards to the mill to the city or port for export, all are with the same wood
certificate of legal origin and all documents contain this one and the same
Therefore: buying from Hardydeck SRL means an abundance of proof of
legal origin of your wood, more then sufficient in order to comply to the
new regulations as set by the EU FLEGT Action Plan.
are currently selling ipe,
flooring, boards, decking and also massaranduba and tigerwood with this
system of legal documentation that we will provide along with all your
other documents (BL, invoice etc).