TLV - Timber Legality Verification

Through complying with our TLV standard, as a forest management enterprise or supplier, you are able to demonstrate to your clients or competent authorities that you meet their needs for legality assurance, timber origin documentation and product information.

As a globally acknowledged third-party Conformity Assessment Body, Control Union Certifications provides impartial, professional competent and objective assessment and certification services to establish public confidence and trust, and to enable our clients to showcase their commitment, among others in forestry and forest products. We are formally recognised by the European Commission as a Monitoring Organisation (MO). In order to further develop our services for the sector’s needs, we established the Timber Legality Verification (TLV) standard, aligned with the EUTR and the US Lacey Act. There is a growing worldwide interest in this standard from companies and other organisations in order to demonstrate that they are minimising the risks of illegal harvesting and trading of their timber products.

Five-year certificates are issued, and annual surveillance audits are carried out. A valid certificate also permits your company or organisation to make claims about your commitment to legal timber sourcing.