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Company Response

11 Oct 2021

HS Timber

HS Timber Group responds on attacks against journalists investigating illegal logging

[...] HS Timber Group operates three sawmills and two panel factories in Romania... As a company with deep roots in Romania, we support the fight against illegal logging. We do not harvest any trees ourselves but collaborate with strictly controlled suppliers.

Since 2017 HS Timber Group has implemented a comprehensive Action Plan for a Sustainable and Secure Wood Supply Chain which comprises measures that go far beyond legal requirements. It is a basic principle that HS Timber Group sources wood exclusively from sustainably managed, legal sources. Our sources of supply are strictly examined at regular intervals, and deliveries are traced back to their place of origin in the best possible way. A strict Due Diligence System and the GPS-tracking system Timflow make our supply chain fully transparent.

In addition, it is a standard procedure for our Compliance team to investigate any incident of which we become aware for possible irregularities, to take immediate action... HS Timber Group states that the internal investigation did not identify any irregularities concerning our supply chain and no involvement of HS Timber Group’s direct suppliers or HS Timber Group’s staff in the alleged activities. [...]

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