TTF launches "Timber You Can Trust Campaign" to promote responsible timber sourcing
The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has recently launched a new Campaign - ‘Timber you can Trust’ - for the purpose of promoting responsible timber sourcing to local authorities and Industry stakeholders.
"As councils across the UK commit to build new homes in increasing numbers, the need for sustainably sourced construction materials has also grown," explains the TTF in a news release. "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."
Launching the campaign, David Hopkins, TTF’s Managing Director, said: “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.”
“Timber is the world’s leading renewable, low carbon construction material. Responsible procurement is at the heart of a low-carbon future."
“We’ve just seen hundreds of new councillors elected across the country, a lot of whom have come with ambitions of encouraging new sustainable housing developments across their communities. Similarly, through the CTI and the Timber Industries APPG, we will be seeking to work with MPs across the UK”.
The TTF is inviting its members and stakeholders to committ to the ‘Timber you can Trust’ campaign by taking the TTF pledge and completing a free timber-procurement CPD course.
Many stakeholders have already pledged their support for the initiative, including architects, contractors, builders’ merchants and many others. View the photo gallery here.
To join the campaign on social media, use the hashtag #trustedtimber.
Find out more here.