The TTF offers guidance and advice on a whole host of technical and trade issues at the heart of the UK timber industry.

The TTF RPP is a risk management framework for the continuous improvement of TTF Members’ awareness of what their obligations are under the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and TTF Code of Conducts, and how they can meet these requirements.


At its core, the RPP provides members with the tools and guidance needed to meet the applicable legislations, providing a level playing field for all members and market reassurance and confidence for customers interacting with TTF members. This will be monitored through a streamlined reporting, data collection and annual audit process, enabling robust analysis.


From 1 January 2021, businesses importing timber products into GB need to carry out and demonstrate Due Diligence confirming that the timber has been legally harvested to meet the UK Timber Regulation (UKTR). Due Diligence is also required on timber products traveling from GB to NI, and from non-EU countries directly to NI under the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR). 



The History of the RPP

For many years, Members of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) have been at the forefront of the industry, purchasing timber products responsibly and marketing the benefits of such products to customers.


With growing awareness of the threat and consequences of illegally-felled timber and false-declared products, companies are increasingly required to demonstrate steps to assess and mitigate the risks of illegal timber entering their supply chains.


In response to this, the TTF’s Responsible Purchasing Process (RPP) was developed for its Members in 2003, with a mandate by TTF Members in 2008 that a due diligence system should be compulsory for all TTF Members.


Since then it has also been adapted for higher risk products and countries to allow for an auditing process to confirm compliance with other regulatory requirements such as the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).


The RPP continues to be enhanced to capture wider sustainability concerns on a voluntary basis through the TTF Forests Forever Committee.

The Core Criteria for Procurement Due Diligence

The TTF’s Core Criteria for Procurement Due Diligence outlines what the TTF expects of a Member’s due diligence system, whether they use the tools provided via the RPP or their own system.


The chart below outlines the Core Criteria of a Procurement Due Diligence system and will be used as the basis for monitoring TTF Members’ implementation of Clause 3 of the TTF Sustainability Code of Practice.


Find below links to all of the tools and guidance needed to meet the applicable legislations, and confidence for customers interacting with TTF members.

TTF DD Toolkit

All you need to know about conducting/ reporting your Due Diligence