The Timber Development UK RPP is a risk management framework for the continuous improvement of our members.
- TOOLS AND GUIDANCE
At its core, the RPP provides members with the tools and guidance needed to meet the applicable legislations, providing a level playing field for all members and market reassurance and confidence for customers interacting with TDUK members. This will be monitored through a streamlined reporting, data collection and annual audit process, enabling robust analysis.
- DUE DILIGENCE
From 1 January 2021, businesses importing timber products into GB need to carry out and demonstrate Due Diligence confirming that the timber has been legally harvested to meet the UK Timber Regulation (UKTR). Due Diligence is also required on timber products traveling from GB to NI, and from non-EU countries directly to NI under the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).
- THE STORY OF RPP
TDUK's Responsible Purchasing Process (RPP) was developed for its Members in 2003, with a mandate by members in 2008 that a due diligence system should be compulsory for all Members. Since then it has also been adapted for higher risk products and countries to allow for an auditing process to confirm compliance with other regulatory requirements such as the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).
Abimci’s Study Sectoral presentation at the Global Market Conference held by TDUK on the 2 November in London. It covers different topics including economic environment trends, economic perspectives, forests around the world, forests in Brazil, plantations, wood products industry and more.
The current packaging waste regulations, under the principle of shared producer responsibility, is a complex system with which members of Timber Development UK interact at multiple junctures. This document has outlined the ways in which the current regulations legally and financially affect Timber Development UK members, namely in their packaging recovery obligations which they must evidence having met annually.
This guidance aims to support plywood importers in the UK/EU and manufacturers in China with tools and examples to understand, implement and demonstrate compliance in line with the Construction Product Regulation (CPR).
As we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, we have the most united construction industry in living memory, a Government willing to invest in retrofit and rebuild, and alignment on goals such as decarbonisation and manufacturing via the Road to Recovery. Now is the time to transform the industry.
Tropical forests are in danger as never before. For the first time in human history, global forest cover has fallen below four billion hectares. This Tropical Timber Accord is a global call to action from the international forests and timber industry to COP26 to strengthen legal governance of forests and forest supply chains.
A House of Commons Library briefing paper in 2021 estimated 345,000 homes need to be built in England per year to tackle the housing crisis.