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February 16, 2016

NEPCon prolongs LegalSourceTM certification of Danzer

Danzer companies Danzer UK, Danzer Veneer Europe and Interholco have successfully passed the LegalSourceTM annual audit.

Dornbirn, Austria, February 2016 – NEPCon, an international certification body, has successfully audited again the procedures of Danzer companies Danzer UK, Danzer Veneer Europe and Interholco, end of 2015. NEPCon prolongs the LegalSourceTM certificate for all three subsidiaries. In 2014, Danzer was the first company trading in temperate and tropical wood to earn the NEPCon LegalSourceTM certification[1].

“We have one of the industry’s most extensive and experienced procurement networks to ensure a reliable supply from responsibly managed forests,” says Hans-Joachim Danzer, CEO. “This certificate gives us and our customers a high level of confidence that our operations and our Due Diligence System for timber procurement conforms to EUTR requirements.” The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) came into force on March 3rd, 2013. The EU Timber Regulation aims to reduce illegal logging by ensuring that no illegal timber or timber products can be sold in the EU. It prohibits operators in Europe from placing illegally harvested timber and products derived from illegal timber on the EU market.

NEPCon has developed the LegalSourceTM Standard and Due Diligence System in order to provide tools for addressing conformity with the EU Timber Regulation. The LegalSourceTM certificate is valid for 5 years and audited annually.

 

About Danzer

Danzer is a leading quality hardwood company. The company employs approximately 2,500 employees and services customers from 21 sales offices worldwide. Founded in 1932, the family oriented company is managed by a member of the third generation. Danzer owns and manages forests sustainably and produces veneer, timber and innovative value-added wood products for decorative purposes. Danzer products are being used in high-quality furniture, automobiles, interior architecture and other applications.

 


[1]NC-LS-000173, Scope: Wood products procured by Danzer Europe Veneer AG outside the EU and placed on the EU market; Logs harvested or procured from inside the EU;

NC-LS-000160, Scope: Wood products purchased by Interholco AG and placed on the EU Market;

NC-LS-012324, Scope: All wood products (lumber and added-value products) supplied by Danzer UK to its customers, independently of whether: a) the wood originated (Country of Harvest) from within or outside the EU; b) the wood products are sourced from companies based within, or outside, the EU; c) the purchase is from another company within Danzer Group.

Product groups: Logs (CN 4403), Lumber (CN 4407), Veneer (CN 4408)

CONTACT

Eckart Schmitt
Hintere Achmuehlerstrasse 1
6850 Dornbirn | Austria
Phone: +43 5572 39 4490 241
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