Successful FSC™ audit for NRDF
The annual FSC™ audit carried out by Woodmark (Soil Association) in Octoberwasa success for NRDF. All minor corrective action requests (CAR’s) that were issued during the last audit were solved and closed and only two new observations were given during this audit visit. The audit team spent 3 days with NRDF visiting 2 of its timber producers in Marovo and VellaLavella. In addition, NRDF’s partner and timber buyer MLST was successful in its CoC (Chain of Custody) audit. NRDF acknowledges the great commitment and hard work of its members to reach and maintain their forest management standards. At present, both members have produced more than 50 m3 of FSC™ timber.For next year NRDF plans to certify at least four new members under its group certification scheme.