Sustainable timber sourcing

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There are two key elements in ensuring that a timber product derives from well-managed sources. Firstly, forest management and then a chain of custody system to provide independent certification covering all stages of manufacturing, transportation and distribution.

This Wood Information Sheet sets out to explain the certification process to improve specification and increase clarity and efficiency throughout the timber supply chain.

 

Contents:

  • Certified timber products
  • Benefits
  • Certification schemes
  • Legislation
  • UK Government Timber Procurement Policy / CPET
  • Specification
  • Chain of custody schemes
  • Procurement tips
  • Further reading

 

Suggested Reading

Evaluating the potential for lesser-used timber speciesnavigation-arrow

Dr Andy Pitman discusses how information held in BM TRADA's timber library can help clients to better understand the ease with which wood products can be manufactured from alternative timber species and how they are likely to perform in use as products.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook...

01/01/2015 |  Magazine Article  

Just more red tapenavigation-arrow

TRADA Technology Consultant Elizabeth Turner discusses the impact the EU Timber Regulation will have on timber specification and supply

Forests, as we know, are used for much more than timber structures and building components. However, the construction industry and the timber supply chain have a key role to play...

01/01/2011 |  Magazine Article  

Sustainable timber sourcingnavigation-arrow

The ability to prove that a product is from a legal and sustainable source is now a key factor in the specification of timber and timber products, with consumers increasingly recognising on-product certification labels as an indication that the product has come from a well-managed forest.

Article from In...

01/01/2014 |  Magazine Article