SGS Formally Registered as an EU Timber Regulation (995/2010) Monitoring Organization

Geneva, Switzerland, February 14, 2015 --( SGS has been formally registered as an EU Timber Regulation (995/2010) Monitoring Organization by the European Commission. As a registered Monitoring Organization, SGS is able to provide EU operators – those who place timber and timber products on the EU market for the first time – and traders with operational due diligence systems, something that is obliged to implement under this regulation.

Operator Obligations Under the EU Timber Regulation
EU Timber Regulation (995/2010) has established several legal obligations for operators and traders. Applicable across all EU member states it requires them to implement:

-A due diligence system
-A product information system, including source details
-Risk assessment procedures, to analyze and evaluate the risk of illegal timber reaching the market
-Risk mitigation procedures, to prevent illegal timber reaching the market

SGS White Paper, Understanding Regulation (EU) 995/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council, offers a technical review of the obligations for companies importing and trading wood within the European Union.

Get started with setting up a EUTR compliant due diligence system with the help of our Due Diligence guide, Best Practice Implementation of the European Timber Regulations Due Diligence Requirements.

EU Timber Regulation Services

SGS offers a range of services to help operators comply with the regulations and assess the related risks. They are not only valuable for companies within the EU, but also for their suppliers outside the EU.

With extensive experience in forest management, forest products and chain of custody certification, our global network of qualified auditors offer services including:

-Due diligence
-Customized audit solutions:
---Audit service based on our due diligence monitoring guidelines
---Supply chain audit
---Client defined audit services
-Forest management and chain of custody certification

SGS is the world’s leading independent body providing Forest Product Chain-of-Custody certification. SGS have experience of undertaking and successfully executing large-scale, complex international projects. With a presence in every single region around the globe, our people speak the language and understand the culture of the local market and operate globally in a consistent, reliable and effective manner.

For further information, please contact:

Nelirene Dablio
Global Interactive Marketing Manager
t: +63 2 848 0777 loc. 8772

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