Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Certification

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Sawmills and round fencing manufacturers were also asked whether they held a Chain of Custody certificate. 44% of sawmills who provided data in 2008 reported that they held a Chain of Custody certificate. This proportion varied with size of mill, from 14% of mills producing less than 5 thousand m3 sawnwood to 100% of those producing 25 thousand m3 sawnwood or more. 27% of round fencing manufacturers reported holding a Chain of Custody certificate.

Table 2.30 Chain of custody certificates1, 2008

Mills holding certificate

Mills without certificate

Certification status not reported

         Total

Sawmills
(size of mill2)

     < 5

9

51

5

65

     5 - < 25

15

8

1

24

     25 +

28

0

0

28

     All sawmills

52596117

Round fencing manufacturers

15251555

Source: industry surveys

Notes:

1. Mills responding for 2008. Accounts for around 90% of total production for sawmills and around 90% of total consumption by round fencing manufacturers.

2. Categories are based on total sawnwood production (softwood and hardwood), in thousand m3.

Links to Forestry Statistics 2009