Assessment of timber certification systems to the Dutch procurement criteria

  • Assessment

    TPAC assesses timber certification systems and advises the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Watermanagement (I&W) on the outcome. The objective of the Committee is to facilitate the government’s commitment to procure 100% sustainable timber. Next to a set of clear 'Procurement Criteria for Timber' which have been developed with Dutch stakeholders, TPAC has distinct procedures to ensure that its assessments are transparent, reliable and verifiable. 

  • TPAC advises the State Secretary on the admission of certification systems. The State Secretary decides which systems and their labels are admitted to the Dutch procurement policy. At this moment, the following systems are accepted by the State Secretary:

    • FSC International
    • PEFC International
    • Keurhout (only Chain of Custody)
    • STIP (only Chain of Custody)

    If you want to know which label from the various certification systems complies with the Dutch procurement policy, please visit the website of Mvicriteria, Pianoo or Inkoopduurzaamhout.