TTF publishes new Timber Responsible Sourcing Report
The latest summary report of timber imports into the UK for 2015 shows certified, sustainable material at a record high of over 90% of UK imports, the TTF has announced.
The report – Responsible Sourcing of Timber in the UK – is a summary analysis of all timber imported to the UK by TTF members during 2015, accounting for roughly 85% of the total UK market.
The report shows year-on-year growth in certified products to an unprecedented level of 90.2% of total volumes.
Of the remaining 10%, TTF Members are conducting strict supply chain, species and country risk assessments as part of their due diligence process, using the TTF Responsible Purchasing Policy tools. Therefore, the uncertified percentage remains accounted for with risk being adequately managed and mitigated.
The TTF remains committed to helping demonstrate the sustainability and suitability of well-managed uncertified sources, such as from North America or newly licenced FLEGT products.
David Hopkins, Managing Director of the Timber Trade Federation said: “I am delighted to see the continued commitment from TTF Membership in delivering on our promises and commitment to responsible sourcing, sustainability and good forest management. This report shows year on year improvements across our Membership and demonstrates our leadership in this area. It proves that if the market is looking for sustainable, fit-for-purpose products then they should simply buy from a TTF Member.”
The report gives more detail on specific product areas as well as new or emerging trends in regulation and the market.
To read the report online please click here.
To download a printable PDF, please click here.