Timber: definition of legal and sustainable

Sets out the definition of ‘legal’ and ‘sustainable’ under the UK government Timber Procurement Policy.


Definition of Legal and Sustainable, 5th edition

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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