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Sawmills and round fencing manufacturers were also asked whether they held a Chain of Custody certificate. 71% of sawmills for which the certification status was known held a Chain of Custody certificate in 2016 (Table 2.29). This proportion varied with size of mill, from 36% for mills producing less than 5 thousand m3sawnwood to 100% for those producing 25 thousand m3sawnwood or more. The majority (68%) of round fencing manufacturers for which the certification status was known held a Chain of Custody certificate.
Table 2.29 Chain of custody certificates, 2016
|Mills holding certificate||Mills without certificate||Certification status not known||Total1|
|Sawmills2 (size of mill3)|
|5 – <25||18||5||13||36|
|Round fencing manufacturers||15||7||29||51|
Source: industry surveys
1. Includes non-respondents to survey in current year.
2. For large sawmills (those producing at least 25 thousand m3) that did not report whether or not they held a certificate or did not respond to the 2016 survey, the certification status was obtained from the FSC database, where possible.
3. Categories are based on total sawnwood production (softwood and hardwood), in thousand m3.
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