Wood United supports the work of CertiSource

We are able to supply volume in different species with CertiSource label

Wood United supports responsible purchasing of legal and acceptable timber products by supplying verified legal timber that has been certified against the CertiSource timber legality standard.

About CertiSource

CertiSource is a timber legality system with growing recognition and demand. CertiSource operates against the highest international standards using an independent ISO accredited Certification Body to carry out an audit of timber legality against the Certisource Standards, policies and procedures (the ‘CertiSource Legality Verification System’).

Certisource verification services offer the following key cost effective benefits to customers:

o Order flexibility;
o Increased market access;
o Due diligence against legislation requirements;
o Recognised and credible industry best practice.


CertiSource-Indonesia Legal Timber was admitted to the Keurhout-Legal System in 2010, receiving Grade 1 Legal status. Keurhout participant companies importing CertiSource Verified Legal Timber from Indonesia can brand their product with the Keurhout-Legal label.

The New Zealand Government also recognised CertiSource soon after the Keurhout admission and the system was included in a brochure and campaign to encourage responsible purchasing practices by the NZ Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

The Ministry described the CertiSource system as one which could “provide peace of mind when buying imported tropical timber”.

CertiSource received a very positive assessment in the UK’s Central Point of Expertise on Timber Procurement’s (CPET) recent overview of legality verification systems.


Increasing recognition has led to increasing demand with CertiSource Verified Legal Timber products regularly exported to the Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Belgium, Australia, New, Zealand, Singapore, and the United States.

More Information and Contact

More information on CertiSource can be found at the CertiSOurce website: www.certisource.co.uk

The CertiSource timber legality standard, and CertiSource policies are available for public download. As part of CertiSource’s commitment to transparency you can also download the most up-to-date registers of certified forest concessions, and the latest details of each certified timber shipment from the CertiSource homepage.