Timber: definition of legal and sustainable
- Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
- Part of:
- Timber Procurement Policy (TPP) guidance and support, CPET resources for government procurers, suppliers and businesses, Sustainable development, and Business and the environment
- First published:
- 1 June 2013
Sets out the definition of ‘legal’ and ‘sustainable’ under the UK government Timber Procurement Policy.
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The UK government Timber Procurement Policy (TPP) requires that only timber and wood-derived products originating from an independently verifiable Legal and Sustainable source (which can include from a licensed Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) partner) will be demanded for use on the government estate – appropriate documentation will be required to prove it.
This guidance details what ‘legal’ and ‘sustainable’ mean in the context of the TPP.
Published: 1 June 2013