The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has invited councils, business and other professionals who work with the timber industry to sign up to its new ‘Timber you can Trust’ campaign, highlighting the need to source timber responsibly. As councils across the UK commit to build new homes in increasing numbers, the need for sustainably sourced construction materials has also grown.
The TTF wants to partner with local authorities to ensure that high standards of responsible sourcing are maintained in local government and in procurement policies across the private sector.
Launching the campaign, David Hopkins, TTF’s Managing Director, said: “I’m excited to be working with local government to increase awareness about the importance of responsible timber sourcing, the good management of forests, and the sustainability of the whole timber supply chain.”
“Timber is the world’s leading renewable, low carbon construction material. Responsible procurement is at the heart of a low-carbon future.
All TTF members are required to commit to the TTF’s Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP) – an audited due diligence system to ensure that only legal and sustainably sourced timber enters the UK market. As a result of these strict rules, the UK has one of the best environmental records on timber procurement across the world.
The TTF has invited stakeholders to lend their support to the ‘Timber you can Trust’ campaign by taking the TTF pledge and completing a free timber-procurement CPD course.