Statement on SBP approval process for BM Trada Certification Ltd

The Certification Body, BM TRADA Certification Ltd, was accepted as an applicant for ‘SBP-approved Certification Body’ status in November 2014.

It is an SBP requirement that a reduction in scope or suspension of a relevant accreditation, such as for FSC® or PEFC, by another accreditation body leads to the suspension of an SBP approval.

On 25 September 2015, Accreditation Services International (ASI) announced a suspension of BM TRADA Certification Ltd’s accreditation to undertake FSC® Chain of Custody certification in Latvia, Germany, Lithuania, Finland, Belarus, Estonia and Russia.

Consequently, BM TRADA Certification Ltd no longer meets SBP’s requirements and the SBP approval process has been suspended.

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Wedgbury (SBP)
T: +44 (0)7734 793279