Wood & Climate Change
THE TIMBER TRADE FEDERATION (TTF) IS THE UK's FOREMOST MEMBERSHIP BODY FOR THE TIMBER SUPPLY CHAIN. OUR MEMBERS CONSTITUTE TIMBER IMPORTERS, MERCHANTS, AGENTS AND MANUFACTURERS AND ACCOUNT FOR AROUND TWO-THIRDS OF THE £10 BILLION UK TIMBER INDUSTRY.

Roughly one tonne of CO2 is stored for every m3 of timber

Trees play a critical role in biodiversity and combating climate change.

 

During photosynthesis trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Even after the tree is cut down, wood and wooden products continue to lock in the carbon dioxide. 

 

Yes,  even your wooden bedside table is doing its bit for the environment.

Sustainable forest management ensures felled trees are replaced with new saplings, securing the future of wood.

 

Trees are sustainably harvested at the peak of their cycle, and replaced with younger, more efficient trees, before their ability to absorb and emit declines. 

Increased use of sustainable wood has been officially recognised as a measure in climate change action.

 

TTF members are leading the way for sustainable timber.

TTF Members & Sustainable Wood

TTF members are committed to sourcing sustainable timber through our Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP) system.

 

In addition to the EU Timber Regulation requirements, TTF members must show evidence of sustainable and legal sourcing at EVERY part of their supply chain. Unlike other schemes, RPP traces the wood all the way back to the very stump it came from.

 

This means when you buy from a TTF member, you’re buying #TimberYouCanTrust