Sourcing sustainable timber

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Wood's low carbon footprint and natural renewability make it the ideal material for more sustainable construction.

The wood industry is unique in offering third party certification schemes which guarantee the wood has been sourced responsibly from sustainably managed forests.

This Choose and Use sheet details the various different certification schemes that are available, the legal obligations to adhere to Chain of Custody certification and also the three different certification categories - illegal, legal and sustainable timber.

Contents:

  • Wood is the sustainable choice
  • Sustainable timber: essential for government contracts
  • Certification
  • Forest certification
  • Chain of Custody certification
  • Verified progress
  • Controlled mixing
  • Are there sufficient supplies of certified timber?
  • What this means for you

Suggested Reading

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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  

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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.

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01/01/2014 |  Magazine Article  

Climate emergency: an industry responsenavigation-arrow

Ron Alalouff examines the role of architects and engineers in specifying timber in buildings to help mitigate the worst effects of climate change.

 

25/03/2020 |  Magazine Article