Legality

Log with log in the log yard
1. Logs are randomly selected by us at the log yard of the sawmill.
Inventory list of logs
2. The data attached to the log are compared with the inventory list.
3. The log number is searched on the forest map (detailed view).
On the forest map (general view) the location and how to get there is identified.
4. On the forest map (general view) the location and how to get there is identified.
The root stump is found and the information on the badge is matched up.
5. The root stump is found and the information on the badge is matched up.
6. Via Google Maps Pro the visited root stumps and the access route are located by GPS data.
On the satellite image, the pink dots show where deforestation has occurred and can be used as a final check to see if the PMFS specifications have been met.
7. On the satellite image, the pink dots show where deforestation has occurred and can be used as a final check to see if the PMFS specifications have been met.

In many countries the import of illegally harvested timber and their by-products is prohibited.

We perform an annual supplier audit, including the felling area, and record an audit report on this. Here, we photograph randomly selected logs in the log yard of the sawmill. We compare the log numbers with the forest map, the inventory list, the log record and the root stumps visited in the forest. If, and only if, no discrepancies are found from the plan (PMFS) during this process, we proceed with the purchase.

Likewise, we also verify the implementation of other projects specifications (construction of roads, log yards, etc.), ensure that child labor is not involved, that employees wear the provided protective equipment, and that the accommodations meet acceptable local standards, etc. Although this has no direct influence on the legal origin of the wood, these are criteria that should be taken into account with regard to the Supply Chain Act.

In addition to performing its due diligence in terms of legality and sustainability, MAICURU is supported by a partner company that specializes in satellite monitoring of logging areas.

MAICURU also offers woods with FSC® certification.