Verification of Legal Origin

Verification of Legal Origin (VLO) is a voluntary, independent and third-party verification of legal status for the sources of raw material for timber products. Timber with VLO certification comes from forests that have met rigorous standards for protecting forestlands, communities and wildlife. VLO applies the following principles:

  • 1. Legal Right to Harvest
  • 2. Approved Planning Authorizations and Operations
  • 3. Payment of Relevant Fees and Taxes
  • 4. Legal Registration, Transport, and Trade