Sawmills and round fencing manufacturers were also asked whether they held a Chain of Custody certificate. Almost 40% of sawmills who provided data in 2006 reported that they held a Chain of Custody certificate. This proportion varied with size of mill, from 18% of mills producing less than 5 thousand m3 sawnwood to 93% of those producing 25 thousand m3 sawnwood or more. Around one quarter of fencing manufacturers reported holding a Chain of Custody certificate.
Table 2.32 Chain of custody certificates1, 2006
Mills holding certificate
Mills without certificate
Certification status not reported
5 - < 25
Round fencing manufacturers
Source: industry surveys
1. Mills responding for 2006. Accounts for almost 90% of total production for sawmills and over three quarters of total consumption by round fencing manufacturers.
2. Categories are based on total sawnwood production (softwood and hardwood), in thousand m3.