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What it means

CE4 certification means the product complies with in-house standards, whereas York’s CE2+ certification means that York’s plywood products comply with internationally recognised requirements and can be exported to Europe.

York’s plywood products and quality system are audited annually to maintain the certification. Product inspections are also conducted on a monthly basis by SATAS to ensure compliance to the international standards. Quality tests are conducted onsite and verified by independent, external authorities.

What you see

York holds the following FSC certificates:

  • SGS-FM/COC-000809
    Licence No. FSC-C002336: Forest Management
  • SGS-COC-008395
    Licence No. FSC-C104269: Chain of Custody
  • SGS-COC-000748
    Licence No. FSC-C010387: Plywood Mill
  • SGS-COC-000146
    Licence No. FSC-C015794: Sawmills Multi-site

What it means

This means that our timber was grown on a sustainable basis and therefore complies with the ten FSC principles, being:

  1. Compliance with laws and FSC Principles – to comply with all laws, regulations, treaties, conventions and agreements, together with all FSC Principles and Criteria.
  2. Tenure and use rights and responsibilities – to define, document and legally establish long-term tenure and use rights.
  3. Indigenous peoples’ rights – to identify and uphold indigenous peoples’ rights of ownership and use of land and resources.
  4. Community relations and workers’ rights – to maintain or enhance forest workers’ and local communities’ social and economic well-being.
  5. Benefits from the forest – to maintain or enhance long-term economic, social and environmental benefits from the forest.
  6. Environmental impact – to maintain or restore the ecosystem, its biodiversity, resources and landscapes.
  7. Management plan – to have a management plan, implemented, monitored and documented.
  8. Monitoring and assessment – to demonstrate progress towards management objectives.
  9. Maintenance of high conservation value forests – to maintain or enhance the attributes which define such forests.
  10. Plantations – to plan and manage plantations in accordance with FSC Principles and Criteria.

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What it means

Plywood products can only be sold in the United States of America if it is TPI (Timber Products Inspection) certified. York’s plywood products can be exported to the United States of America.

Quality inspections are conducted on a quarterly basis. Quality tests are conducted onsite and verified by independent, external authorities.

What you see

What it means

York’s lumber and plywood products meet the requirements of the South African National Standards. Product inspections are also conducted on a monthly basis by SATAS to ensure compliance to the international standards.

Quality tests are conducted onsite and verified by independent, external authorities.

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