The EPCH “VRIKSH” timber legality assessment and verification standard for verification of legality and legal origin of wood and wooden products is intended for entities who want to accurately track and make claims about the legal origin and transport of their products. 

It is intended to track “VRIKSH” timber products but can also be used to track timber products verified to other legal origin standards, under mutual recognition. The transformation of timber from the standing tree to a final products will often involve several types of organizations who take legal ownership of a product through a supply chain. Each legal owner who makes a “VRIKSH” business to business legality claims about their product shall be assessed by EPCH and/or its authorized certifications body on their conformance to the principles of this standard.