Tilhill Forestry (COC)
About Tilhill Forestry
Ewan McIntosh is Certification and Assurance Manager at Tilhill Forestry, responsible for the company’s Chain of Custody system (which trades over 2.5Mm3 timber per annum) and compliance to FSC®’s Chain of Custody standard.
Tilhill Forestry was founded in 1948, and is the UK’s leading forestry and timber harvesting and marketing company, offering consultancy and contracting services to woodland and forestry owners.
Environmental responsibility is key to all of Tilhill Chain of Custody operations. In fact, it’s the only forestry company in the UK to employ a team of ecologists who advise on environmental matters.
Soil Association Certification became our Chain of Custody Certification Body for FSC® and PEFC™ in 2015.
[Soil Association's] auditors are thorough, pragmatic and always helpful ...Ewan McIntosh
How did you find the process of working with us?
The certification process with Soil Association is fundamentally straight forward. Auditors are thorough, pragmatic and always helpful and we receive support from head office when required.
Why is it important to your business?
Chain of Custody certification is an integral part of Tilhill’s Timber Harvesting and Biomass divisions. We’re the UK’s largest timber harvesting company, supplying a wide range of clients, including our parent company BSW Timber, so our robust system provides absolute assurance to our customers that all timber products are sourced from forests meeting FSC® and PEFC™’s global sustainable forest management standards.
Top tip …
Keep it simple and seek advice. Chain of Custody can appear confusing, but if you establish simple controls for timber movement and documentation to support it, you’ll meet the majority of the Standards’ requirements.