chain of custody

FSC® & PEFC check

We are one of only a handful of companies that can actually give you the full chain of custody for the Forest Stewardship Council® products you require. Be aware; many companies claim to be able to offer FSC certified products when they cannot.

In order to establish if your current supplier can offer you FSC certified products then check their status by using the FSC database and typing in their company name. If they have provided you with a code, you can also check if this matches up to the correct manufacturer.

Starbank’s credentials include:

  • Certification code: TT-COC-001970
  • Licence Code: FSC-C014528

It is our FSC chain of custody certification which sets us apart from most other fabricators, as this allows us to manufacture a much wider range of products.

Don’t worry if your current suppliers fails the check and are not certified, we are more than happy to pick up the pieces and supply you with the products you thought you were already getting.

PEFC is also a major force in the sustainability of the Earth’s forests. We are also able to offer PEFC chain if custody products if your project requires it. You can check our PEFC status on their website. You can also check the status of any other supplier or manufacturer you may currently be using to ensure you are getting the PEFC product you tendered for.


chain of custody

The world is more aware than ever to the fact that we need to all work together to preserve our natural resources for future generations. This demand has meant more and more customers are wanting only FSC® certified products.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), is an international organisation that brings people together to find solutions which promote responsible stewardship of the world’s forests.

In order for the end user to receive certified products, all the companies involved in handling or manufacturing the wood in the products, must have, as well as follow, the correct certification criteria set out by the FSC.

If any one company involved in the supply chain from forest to end user does not have the correct certification, then the wood product ceases to be FSC certified once it leaves that particular company, with the chain of custody now broken.

Each FSC certified company has a unique code. Starbank Panel Products Ltd reference is FSC-C014528. 

To explain these points further, follow wood products A & B on the graphic below to see what consequences occur when using suppliers who are not FSC® certified.

FSC certified logo
FSC Status Infographic
wood product a

Wood product A has come from an FSC® certified forest and has passed through several FSC certified production companies. As all the companies each had their own certification; wood product A can be delivered to the end user as an FSC certified product.

The end user can then in turn trace back the product through each production company back to the forest it was grown in, knowing that all the guidelines have been followed at each stage of production and fabrication.

wood product b

Wood product B has also come from an FSC® certified forest. However along the supplier chain wood panel B passed through a non FSC certified company, which has broken the FSC Chain of Custody.

Even though wood product B entered the non certified fabricator as an FSC certified product; it ceased to be so once it left, as the company has no certification and therefore no traceability.


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