The merchanting group longstanding timber certification sees it have regular third-party audits to provide certification to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and also its licence code FSC-C014726 and the Programme for the Endorsement of the Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes.

Travis Perkins has also re-joined the UK’s largest timber industry membership body – TDUK.

The merchant had been a member of TDUK forerunner organisation the Timber Trade Federation some years ago but has now become a TDUK member, since the latter’s relatively recent transformation from the TTF.

By working with TDUK, the business seeks to help drive improvements and decarbonisation in its supply chain, develop colleague knowledge and skills, and provide access to market intelligence and support to develop longer-term supply chain planning. 

Initiatives will include developing training with the TDUK team to ensure every Travis Perkins colleague has the best and latest knowledge and information so they can give customers the best advice and service. 

Rosie Wise, category director of timber and joinery at Travis Perkins, said the business had been in the timber business for over 200 years, and took its responsibility to the environment, suppliers and customers very seriously. 

“With timber becoming an increasingly important category for our customers as they seek to decarbonise construction and comply with the UK government’s ‘Timber in construction roadmap’, we will be supporting our customers through this transition by ensuring we have the right knowledge to guide them,” she said.

“We remain focused on being the best-in-class general merchant for timber, and our TDUK membership is an important part of this.”