The Timber Trade Federation, in 2010, introduced new environmental criteria in the Code of Conduct to help members prepare for the EU Timber Regulation. This new criteria committed all members to implement an Environmental Due Diligence System from 2010 onwards, the TTF's Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP) or equivalent.
The RPP framework and toolbox is free for all members to use and is a mandatory condition and benefit of membership. Those who do not implement the RPP are removed from membership. The RPP Process is outlined in the diagram below;
Specifically the RPP:
The RPP is complementary to certification schemes like the FSC and PEFC. Standard forms and questionnaires enable buyers and suppliers to provide the information required in a formal and systematic way. The TTF provides technical expertise and guidance to support members to implement the RPP.
For a copy of the RPP Commitments which TTF members sign up to click here
For further details on how to implement the RPP, including all foms, guidance documents and tools click here
For a copy of the latest RPP Annual Report which provides information on the purchasing profile of the TTF membership click here. Previous ones are availble on request.
For further information contact
Timber Trade Federation,
The Building Centre,
26 Store Street,
London, WC1E 7BT.
Tel: 020 7291 5377
Fax: 020 7291 5373