Procurement policy for wood and wood products only from verifiably legal and SMF.

Geographical Areas of Interest

Supply Chain Focus


Forest production


Related CHapters

Contact Details

German Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection,

Food and Agriculture

+49 (030) 200 60


Accepts FSC and PEFC certificates although the systems can be excluded if the complete traceability of the product cannot be guaranteed.

Information Accuracy

Accepts FSC and PEFC as guarantee that wood and wood products certified under these systems come from verifiable legal origin and are produced under SFM.


Requires that wood come from verifiable legal forest management, initially as verified by FSC and PEFC.


Requires that wood-based products be harvested from verifiable legal and sustainably managed forest operations. Certificates issued from FSC and PEFC are recognized as guarantees of SFM, but the systems can be excluded if sustainable management cannot be guaranteed.