PT Group have a commitment to responsible timber purchasing and are certified as follows:
FSC® Chain of Custody certified.
PEFC Chain of Custody certified.
Forced or compulsory labour, human trafficking and other kinds of slavery represent some of the gravest forms of human rights abuse in any society. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks in both the business and our supply chain. PT Group is committed to conducting all aspects of its business in an ethical and transparent manner. We acknowledge our duties and responsibilities.
PT Group values require that all workers are treated with dignity and respect. We are fundamentally opposed to slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, debt bondage, the sale or exploitation of children and all exploitative practices in the workplace. PT Group requires that all contractors and suppliers do not engage in any such practices, and do not knowingly themselves contract with third parties which do.
PT Group values require that it terminates business relations with any contractor or supplier found to be in breach of anti-slavery and human trafficking obligations.
Responsible Sourcing Policy
The company recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment, customers, suppliers and staff to base its commercial activites on well-managed forests.
The company is committed to purchasing all timber from legal sources and will seek evidence of compliance from suppliers that they are operating in accordance with the laws of thier country. The company unreservedly condemns illegal logging practices and will keep informed of international processes and changes in legislation.
The company will not trade in timber species prohibited under appendix 1 of the CITES legislation and will obtain the appropriate documents for trade in all other CITES listed timber species.
Traceability and Supplier Monitoring
The company will perform a risk assessment on all suppliers. The assessment will seek to provide the clearest practicable information regarding the sources of raw material used in the manufacture of wood products.
The company supports international efforts to improve forest management, for example, the development of credible timber certification schemes. This company recognizes that the independent certification of forests and the process chain is the most useful tool for providing assurances that the timber comes from legal and well-managed forests. The company will only accept, or use labels or certificates that include environmental or sustainability claims - onlyif they are supported by publicly available standards drawn up in a fully participatory, transparent and objective manner and are backed by independent inspection.
The company will not encourage boycotts or bans on specific species of timber. Notwithstanding this, the company will cease to purchase any timber and timber products whose supply is in breach of the European Union Timber Regulations (EUTR) or the Lacey Act.
The company is committed to work with the relevant trade organizations, NGO's and governments to develop its purchasing policy. The company is comitted to continuously raise the proportion of timber and timber products, in accordance with the stepwise approach, that originate from legal and sustainable managed forests.
Click the PEFC or FSC image below to see the PT Group Ltd "Chain Of Custody" certificates.