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7 February 2007 - SGS Certification Under its Statements SGS-TLTV/LP-0006 and 0007, entitled Timber Legality and Traceability Verification - Legality of Production, SGS further certified that “Further to the SGS Report dated October 11th, 2006, and based on the assessment performed by SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA from 7 to 9 April 2006 (Headquarters) and from 26 to 30 April 2006 (production sites)...[Vicwood's subsidiaries in Cameroon] ha[ve] been verified against agreed principles under SGS' Timber Legality and Traceability Verification Programme for the following...: Production, transport, processing and export of logs originating from [their various UFAs as well as the] production, transport and export of [air-dried] and kiln[-dried lumber] processed [at their] industrial site[s], demonstrating compliance with the following principles related to specified laws and regulations applicable in the country of origin and with requirements related to the company's internal traceability system: Authorization to exercise an economic activity; Rights of workers and local communities; Authorization to exercise forest activity; Regulation in terms of forest declaration and taxation; Forest harvesting regulations; Marketing and timber processing regulations; Registrations maintained by the company...This statement is valid for a period of 5 years: from 7 February 2007 until 6 February 2012.” On 1 February 2012, under statements SGS-TLTV/LP-VLC-0006 and 0007 this certification was extended to 31 March 2013.
 
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21 October 2103. OLB-CERT/COC-131001 and OLB-CERT/COC-131002. Bureau Veritas Certification certified that our Vicwood Africa companies CFC (Compagnie Forestière du Cameroun) and SEBC (Société d'Exploitation des Bois du Cameroun) ensure OLB product follow-up according to the Origine et Légalité des Bois ® (OLB) registration system for the manufacture, transport and export of OLB-certified sawn timber. These companies have been assessed and found to conform to the requirements of the Référentiel OLB : RF03 OLB CdC version 3.5. This certification is valid until 20 October 2018.
 
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24 April 2014. OLB-CERT/FC-140404 and OLB-CERT/FC-140415. Bureau Veritas Certification certified that our Vicwood Africa companies CFC (Compagnie Forestière du Cameroun) and SEBC (Société d'Exploitation des Bois du Cameroun) ensure compliance with national laws and regulations for its forest management and harvesting, social and environmental aspects and maintains a timber follow-up system from the forest to the client. These companies have been assessed and found to conform to the requirements of the Référentiel OLB pour Entreprise Forestière, version 3.3. This certification is valid until 23 April 2019.
 
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