WOOD-based material and timber supplier Egger Group has implemented a new standard designed to provide greater transparency, traceability and sustainability – from logging to delivery to the end user.

The internationally recognised and globally valid ISO 38200 certificate regulates the transfer of information along the entire product chain of wood and wood-based products. The traceability of wood or wood-based products is made more transparent, and proof of origin and legality is maintained through continuous monitoring of the supply chain. In addition to general aspects of control and inspection, the standard also categorises social criteria, environmental criteria, and DDS requirements.

The new ISO 38200 standard also helps Egger to present its sustainability indicators in a comprehensive and detailed manner.

Walter Schiegl, production and technical group director at Egger, said: “Forward-thinking action, which is also geared to future generations, is based on ecological, economic and social sustainability, and has always been our established practice. With the Group-wide implementation of the ISO 38200 standard, we are setting a further step towards promoting sustainable forestry beyond meeting all legal requirements.”