One of the areas where the size and scope of our purchasing can make a real difference is in the timber market.
As the largest importer of sustainable timber in the UK, we adhere to the Certified Forest Chain of Custody – an unbroken supply chain documenting in detail the journey of timber products from the forest, through the saw mill and timber products manufacturer to the importer, UK merchant and eventual end user.
We also actively support both the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes.
Timber products carrying the FSC and PEFC marks are a guarantee that the timber we supply is responsibly sourced according to internationally agreed standards and contributes directly to the sustainability of a building project.
In a market where sustainable materials and methods of construction command a premium price among a growing number of environmentally aware buyers, it can also help improve profits for housebuilders and developers.