FSC® (Forest Stewardship Councel) is a global, independent organisation that aims to promote responsible forest management. Its members include forest owners and environmental organisations. Gras Wood Wide is an FSC® certified trading company (Chain of Custody).
Our certificate number is: SKH-COC-000017
PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) was set up by several European organisations. The certificate indicates that the wood sourced from FORESTS certified with PEFC is sustainably managed. Gras Wood Wide is a PEFC certified trading company (Chain of Custody).
Our certificate number is: SKH-PEFC-COC-5010
CE AND BUILDING DECISION
Most construction products must have a CE marking since the new Building Act (1 April 2012) became effective, if there is an appropriate standard. This includes structural wood, cladding and wooden floors. Constructive wood may only bear a CE label if the company has a declaration of conformity.
CE marking on structural wood mandatory
The coexistence period for wood for constructive applications according to NEN-EN 14081 ‘Wood constructions strength-graded timber with rectangular cross-sections’ ended as of 31-12-2011. This means that since 1 January 2012 all wood traded for constructive applications must be made of a CE brand. CE marking is an obligation applicable to manufacturers of construction products as soon as the product is included in the Building Products Directive and is traded in Europe. The aim of CE marking is to create free trade within Europe. CE therefore stands for Conformité Européenne or, freely translated, for conforming to European rules and standards.
The European Timber Regulation (EUTR 995/2010) came into force on 3 March 2013. The EUTR prohibits the entry into the internal market of illegally harvested timber and its products. In accordance with the EUTR, it is not a requirement for operators and/or traders to provide a declaration/certificate that the timber and/or wood products they supply are in conformity with the EUTR. However, there are obligations that ‘market participants’ and ‘traders’ must meet.
What is ISPM 15?
The world standard Plant Health Measures Wooden Packaging ISPM 15 was drawn up by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and established under the title ‘Guidelines for regulating wood packaging material in international trade’. The measures prevent the spread of live pests by transporting wooden packaging. Wood for wooden packaging and weir must be treated and marked for international transport. ISPM 15 indicates, among other things, which products should be treated, the methods permitted for this purpose, and the manner in which the markings should be affixed to these products.
More and more countries are requiring compliance with the requirements of ISPM 15 when importing wooden packaging. Buyers and users of wooden packaging are guaranteed worldwide transport with ISPM 15 without any problems. You can find more information about this in the SMHV brochure.
Which packaging wood is covered by the definition ISPM 15?
ISPM 15 applies to wooden packaging: i.e. wood or wood products (excluding paper), which are used for the support, protection or transport of goods. These include pallets (whether or not with set edges and pallet boxes), industrial packaging (export packaging, boxes), crates, reels, thrusters etc.
How do I recognize ISPM 15?
NL ISO country code (NL)
000 3-digit registration number of practitioner
HT/DH Treatment Method: Heat Treatment (HT) or Dielectric Heating (DH)
Methyl bromide (MB) is prohibited as an alternative treatment within the EU as of 18 March 2010, due to a ban on the use of methyl bromide. This treatment method is still used in countries outside the EU. This wood also meets the ISPM 15 requirements.
Our registration number is 123.