Chain of Custody Certifications

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Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

 

The following is applicable to Contractors delivering wood fiber to a facility in Canada, or to states other than Oregon and Washington. The following is applicable to contractors delivering wood fiber to a facility in Oregon and Washington.
The entity signing this certification (“Contractor”) acknowledges that Boise Cascade Wood Products, L.L.C. (“Company”) is a participant in the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (“SFI®”) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (“PEFC”) and desires to comply with the applicable Chain of Custody standards to enable Company to make certain claims and to use appropriate on-product labels with respect to SFI and PEFC certified products sold by Company that are manufactured from any wood products supplied by Contractor to Company (“Product”). To make such claims and use such labels, Company must rely on information provided by Contractor.

To that end, Contractor shall ensure that documents associated with each delivery of Product to Company shall include: (1) Contractor identification, (2) quantity of delivery, (3) date of delivery (or delivery period or accounting period), (4) category of origin (including percentage of certified Product if the percentage method is used by Contractor), (5) Contractor certificate number (as applicable) and (6) such other information as Company may from time to time reasonably require for purposes of complying with the standards and principles of the respective SFI and PEFC programs. Contractor certifies that all such information shall be true and correct and complete at the time provided. Contractor agrees not to substitute and deliver non-certified for certified Product, or mix non-certified with certified Product, and shall cooperate with on-going monitoring and auditing of each certification program.

To the best of Contractor’s knowledge, Contractor certifies that: (1) All Product supplied to Company is obtained from legal sources in accordance with relevant federal, state, and local regulations, and in compliance with applicable voluntary and mandatory best management practices; (2) all Product supplied to Company were supplied using qualified logging professionals or wood producers and/or certified logging companies (where available), (as each of those terms are defined by SFI) that have completed training programs and are recognized as qualified logging professionals and/or certified logging companies, and (3) all product supplied to Company qualifies as non-controversial. That is, the Product shall not originate from (a) forest activities that are contributing to regional declines in habitat conservation and species protection (including biodiversity and special sites, Alliance for Zero Extinction sites and key biodiversity areas, of threatened and endangered species), (b) conversion sources originating from regions experiencing forest area decline, (c) wood from forest activities where the spirit of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at work (1998) are not met, (d) wood from forest activities where the spirit of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007) are not met, (e) fiber sourced from areas without effective social laws, (f) Illegal Logging including trade in CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) listed species, (g) Conflict Timber, or (h) genetically modified trees via forest tree biotechnology.

Contractor shall be deemed to have re-certified as to each of the above statements at the time of each delivery of Product to Company, except to the extent the documentation for such delivery sets forth a specific exception or qualification. Upon request, Contractor shall provide Company with written information on a series of deliveries, re-certifying as to each above statement for that series of deliveries.

Contractor agrees to maintain adequate records systems to enable Contractor to provide Company with accurate and complete information. In the event, at any time, Contractor determines that any certified information provided to Company was not true and correct and complete, or was misleading, at the time that information was provided to Company,  Contractor shall promptly notify Company of that determination and provide corrected information. Contractor shall notify the Company of any changes to the supply area, species of harvest or supply chain prior to supplying material impacted by these changes. SFI and PEFC guidance, as applicable, shall be followed for any allocation methods used by Contractor to generate information certified to Company. Contractor shall cooperate with any reasonable request by Company for assistance to verify Contractor’s assertions.

Revised 4/24/2024

 

Company to make certain claims and to use appropriate on-product labels with respect to SFI, FSC and/or PEFC certified products sold by Company that are manufactured from any wood products supplied by Contractor to Company (“Product”). To make such claims and use such labels, Company must rely on information provided by Contractor.

To that end, Contractor shall ensure that documents associated with each delivery of Product to Company shall include: (1) Contractor identification, (2) quantity of delivery, (3) date of delivery (or delivery period or accounting period), (4) category of origin (including percentage of certified Product if the percentage method is used by Contractor), (5) Contractor certificate number (as applicable) and (6) such other information as Company may from time to time reasonably require for purposes of complying with the standards and principles of the respective SFI and FSC programs. Contractor certifies that all such information shall be true and correct and complete at the time provided. Contractor agrees not to substitute and deliver non-certified for certified Product, or mix non-certified with certified Product. Contractor shall take reasonable steps to ensure no mixing of non-acceptable material has occurred in the fiber supply chain. Contractor shall cooperate with on-going monitoring and internal and independent auditing of each certification program by providing access to documents, supporting the Company’s need to collect information necessary to implement risk mitigation measures, and when relevant to verify risk mitigation measures, providing access to sites.

To the best of Contractor’s knowledge, Contractor certifies that: (1) All Product supplied to Company is obtained from legal sources in accordance with relevant federal, state, and local regulations, and in compliance with applicable voluntary and mandatory best management practices; (2) No Product originates from any unacceptable sources, (3) All Product supplied to Company is obtained in compliance with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (“CITES”), (4) all Product supplied to Company were supplied using qualified logging professionals or wood producers and/or certified logging companies (where available), (as each of those terms are defined by SFI) that have completed training programs and are recognized as qualified logging professionals and/or certified logging companies, and (5) where Contractor delivers Product from non-certified sources, the Product supplied to Company qualifies as controlled material (acceptable sources) as defined by FSC. That is, the Product shall not originate from (a) Illegally harvested wood, (b) wood harvested in violation of traditional and human rights, (c) wood from forests in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities, (d) wood from forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use, or (e) wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted.

Contractor shall be deemed to have re-certified as to each of the above statements at the time of each delivery of Product to Company, except to the extent the documentation for such delivery sets forth a specific. exception or qualification. Upon request, Contractor shall provide Company with a written certification, effective as of the date of completion of that series of deliveries, recertifying as to each such statement for that series of deliveries.


Contractor agrees to maintain adequate records systems to enable Contractor to provide Company with accurate and complete information and substantiate Contractor’s representations and certifications set forth in this certificate. In the event, at any time, Contractor determines that any certified information provided to Company was not true and correct and complete, or was misleading, at the time that information was provided to Company, Contractor shall promptly notify Company of that determination and provide corrected information under Contractor’s written certification. Contractor shall notify the Company of any changes to the supply area, species of harvest or supply chain prior to supplying material impacted by these changes. SFI, PEFC and FSCguidance, as applicable, shall be followed for any allocation methods used by Contractor to generate information certified to Company, for any percentage based claims by Contractor, and for like determinations. Contractor shall cooperate with any reasonable request by Company for assistance to verify Contractor’s assertions.

Revised 4/24/2024