Environment

Environmental Policy Statement

In order to demonstrate our commitment to maintaining timber’s position as material of first choice in our sector, CP Timber has a written environmental purchasing policy as follows:

Certification and Chain of Custody

CP Timber has certified Chain of Custody to trade products under the following schemes:

  1. FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®)
  2. PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) which now also covers  CSA (Canadian Standards Association), SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) and MTCS (Malaysian Timber Council System) schemes

If you need a copy of our chain of custody certificates you can click on the links below to download them.

FSC  or  PEFC

Wherever possible, suppliers offering products covered under these recognised schemes will be given preference.

As well as standard FSC and PEFC, CP Timber implements audited Chain of Custody on schemes identified by the UK Timber Trade Federation as providing evidence of legally sourced material. Amongst the schemes we recognise are SGS, TLTV, VLC from Rainforest Alliance and Bureau Veritas OLB. For more information please contact us. You can download our audited Declaration of Forest Legality Schemes COC  here.

Due Diligence

All suppliers are requested to provide evidence relating to the legality of their supply and we risk rate these as part of our due diligence under the Timber Trade Federation’s Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP).

We have successfully passed our annual audit for the RPP and of course we comply in full with the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).

Our aim is firstly to avoid the risk of any illegal timber in our supply chain and our suppliers must show evidence of activity of their own to achieve the same aim. In achieving this aim, we expect that we will also increase the amount of timber that we trade that can also be considered sustainable.

CP Timber aims to provide its customers with the assurance that our products are able to meet both their legal, environmental and technical requirements.

This long term approach will help us to play our part in keeping timber as the most sustainable material available for use in our sector.