Launched in October 2010 the EUTR came into force in March 2013, with the aim of preventing illegally harvested wood from being placed onto the market within the European Union.
Those who do not comply with EUTR may face a fine, seizure of products or a trading suspension.
Since the emergence of the first certified environmental management systems (EMS) in the early to mid nineties, there has been an increasing level of interest in their use within the furniture manufacturing sector. Improved environmental management means lower risk, higher potential for cost savings, which go straight to increasing profit while reducing emissions and subsequent pollution.
REACH is applicable to all components and articles in the consumer market. All elements within the supply chain must comply with the REACH regulations and every company has a part to play. This guide is designed to give a general introduction to REACH awareness and user obligations.