The ISO/PC 287 WG met in Berlin from 5 – 9 February 2018 completed the draft ISO standard on Chain of Custody of Wood and Wood-based products.

The draft standard after been edited will be sent to the ISO/CS for registration as FDIS ballot as soon as possible. The ISO/PC 287 was formed in 2013 with the objective to produce a framework to unify the current systems on tracebility of wood and wood-based products and provide consistent information on the source of the wood thru implementing the Chain of Custody system.

MWIA participated as Expert Member for Malaysia in the ISO/PC 287 and managed to convince the other members to revise the Environmental Criteria as well as to delete the ‘Controversial Sources’ term in the document.

In future, company can used the document to facilitate business to business communication and transfer information about the source of the wood-based products. The other existing certification schemes can also use this document as a reference regarding the Chain of Custody systems.