Due Diligence

Regulation (EU) No 995/2010

At Orlimex we understand your concern with the implementation of the REGULATION (EU) No 995/2010 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL, also known as EUTR, and with its effect on your way to do business.
We would like to assure you, that you have nothing to worry about and that all the measures to be taken in order to correspond with the EUTR shall be performed by Orlimex  as an “operator” (see EUTR Article 2 “Definitions”) on the EU market.
Orlimex has been in close contact with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, which was chosen to be the “competent authority” (see EUTR Article 7 “Competent authorities”) in the Czech Republic, for an extensive period of time in order to be constantly up to date with the EUTR implementation process in the Czech Republic.
The “due diligence system” (see Article 6 “Due diligence systems”) that was partially designed and approved by the Ministry is being successfully executed by Orlimex:

  • We have prepared all the necessary arrangements in our product supply chains to provide simple access for “monitoring organizations” (see Article 8 “Monitoring organizations”).
  • Orlimex has performed risk assessment procedures according to which we oblige certain suppliers to present additional proof of their products’ legislative compliance.
  • We also make sure that our suppliers comply with the legislation in force in the country of harvesting.
  • Our suppliers signed a Declaration which we have developed, where it is stated that they are committed to comply with due diligence system that Orlimex executes.

The above mentioned procedures leave very little room for any sort of illegal activity from our suppliers that could result in negative effects on our trade process, thus assuring the compliance of goods with the EUTR.

We would also like to bring to your attention, that the EUTR does not oblige you, as “traders” according to EUTR (see EUTR Article 2 “Definitions”), to collect any sort of proof concerning the legitimacy of timber products that you buy from Orlimex. In fact, traders are not obliged to do anything other than identify the operator or another trader who have supplied them the timber products. All the mentioned above is stated in Article 5 of the EUTR.

The easiest way to identify your operator or trader is to simply reveal your purchase invoice to whom it may concern. From there on your participation in any sort of investigations (if those shall take place) will not be necessary.
We have enclosed a copy of the EUTR in this letter in case you would like to see the mentioned above articles for yourself.
If any additional questions shall arise, we will be glad to answer them.

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