Leon Quinn, national sales manager at the Tilling Group says the business has been trading and manufacturing timber products for 57 years, and as a long-term participant in the timber industry are heavily invested in reputable timber certification schemes.
‘Our supplying mills have either FSC or PEFC certification. We also have Chain of Custody (CoC) certification as a manufacturer and distributor,’ he says.
CoC includes every link in the supply chain, from harvesting, transportation, primary and secondary processing to manufacturing, re-manufacturing, distribution and sales. Tilling is third-party audited under both of the PEFC and FSC schemes to demonstrate its systems effectively trace what is and isn’t certified.
‘We’re held up to very high levels of scrutiny,’ Leon adds. ‘We must have, and demonstrate, robust tracking systems of what goes in and what goes out. It also means that there’s no way we can declare something is certified if it’s not, or declare it’s one kind of certification when it’s another.’