TTF launches “Timber you can Trust”

2 June 2017

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has invited councils, business and other professionals who work with the timber industry to sign up to its new ‘Timber you can Trust’ campaign, highlighting the need to source timber responsibly.

The TTF wants to partner with local authorities to ensure that high standards of responsible sourcing are maintained in local government and in procurement policies across the private sector.

“I’m excited to be working with local government to increase awareness about the importance of responsible timber sourcing, the good management of forests, and the sustainability of the whole timber supply chain,” said David Hopkins, TTF’s managing director.

“Timber is the world’s leading renewable, low carbon construction material. Responsible procurement is at the heart of a low-carbon future.”

 “We’re now asking all those who share TTF’s commitment to high standards and who value the benefits of timber to sign up to our Timber Procurement Pledge and buy only ‘Timber You can Trust’.”

Many stakeholders have already pledged their support for the campaign, including architects, contractors, builders’ merchants and others.

Cllr Vincent Stops, Hackney Council planning sub-committee chair has taken the Timber you can Trust pledge.