All timber used in the furniture delivered in accordance with the contract must have been legally harvested in accordance with Regulation (EU) 995/2010 laying down the obligations for operators releasing timber and timber products on the market (the Timber Regulation).
Timber or timber products not covered by the Timber Regulation shall be subject to one of the following options:
- FLEGT licenses,
- relevant CITES permits and certificates,
- or a due diligence system introduced by the supplier which provides information on the country of felling, tree species, quantity, supplier and compliance with relevant national legislation. If a risk of illegally harvested timber is identified in the supply chain, the system of due diligence shall specify procedures on how to reduce this risk.
The supplier shall be able to provide information proving, on request, that the requirement is being met, in accordance with the Timber Regulation. [The contracting organisation] may request that the data be verified by an independent third party.