Danzer UK takes maximum points in WWF analysis9 October 2019
Danzer UK has been awarded maximum points in the WWF UK’s Timber Scorecard initiative.
The initiative is targeting a changeover to 100% sustainable wood sourcing for the UK market by 2020. To help achieve this goal, the organisation assessed 122 companies in a three-step process at two-year intervals between 2015 and 2019, looking at the sustainability of their supply chains.
Danzer UK achieved the maximum number of points available in each of the three assessments carried out since 2015. Of the companies assessed, 35% were awarded the maximum of three points, with 34% receiving zero points. Twenty per cent were given two points and the remainder one point.
“We are delighted to have achieved the best possible rating for all three years – something that only three other timber companies managed beside ourselves,” said Ken Walsh, Danzer UK’s chief executive officer.
“We wholeheartedly support calls for full sustainability and socially responsible procurement and supply chains for the UK timber industry,” he added.
As an FSC, PEFC and NEPCon LegalSource certified company, Danzer UK already has a strong focus on sustainability, and transparent timber sourcing and processing.
“Each [WWF] assessment enabled us to draw fresh conclusions – the fact that we performed so well in all three assessments shows that we are on the right track and we will continue moving in this direction,” said Mr Walsh.