As forests around the world come under increasing pressure, it has never been more urgent to ensure that the timber-based products that we source support environmentally sound and socially beneficial practices – a promise that we will pass on to our customers.
Guiding us in our day-to-day purchasing, we operate a Responsible Purchasing Policy that is informed by the latest regulatory, technological and market developments appropriate to our business. We take a systematic approach to ensure the legal origin of the timber in our products and to comply with the EU Timber Regulation and Construction Products Regulation.
However, we must look beyond legality as the laws in many countries do not necessarily equate to sustainability. That is why we source from companies that manage their forests responsibly and are able to demonstrate this through independent certification according to internationally recognised standards. Where this is not possible, we work with our suppliers to transition towards more responsible practices.
Our FSC® and PEFC™ certified products meet the UK government’s procurement policy, specified by the Central Point of Expertise (CPET). They also lead to credit awards in BREEAM, a leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings. Read our Environmental Strategy to find out how we tackle the environmental impacts of our business.
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Our FSC certified products promote responsible forest management, protecting indigenous peoples’ rights and conserving endangered flora and fauna.
Our PEFC certified products promote sustainable forest management and helps protect fundamental rights of workers along the supply chain.
Permitting us to sell products that have been legally-verified, such as Bureau Veritas OLB.
This certifies that our due diligence system is in line with the TTF’s Responsible Purchasing Policy, a risk management framework for compliance with the TTF Environmental Code of Conduct and the EU Timber Regulation.
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