RPP Toolkit

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).

Featured resources

Supply chain maps

This free interactive step-by-step toolkit will help you complete Due Diligence on your timber imports, and comes with a free reporting template to get you started.

Supplier questionnaire example

A supplier questionnaire example to collect product and supply chain information from suppliers.

Agent Declaration Form

For Agent members to complete

Annual RPP Summary Returns 2022

This free interactive step-by-step toolkit will help you complete Due Diligence on your timber imports, and comes with a free reporting template to get you started.

Abimci’s Study Sectoral 2022

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 and Prospective Packaging Waste Regulations

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.

Learn the Essential of Construction Products Regulation

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).

Sourcing sustainable timber

Read on the various different certification schemes that are available, the legal obligations to adhere to Chain of Custody certification and also the three different certification categories – illegal, legal and sustainable timber.

Sustainable timber sourcing

Acknowledge the importance of sustainable timber sourcing and which certifications can open up markets for merchants and those involved in the industry.

Learn the Essentials of Due Diligence

This free interactive step-by-step toolkit will help you complete Due Diligence on your timber imports, and comes with a free reporting template to get you started.

Why is timber leading constructions net zero recovery

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.

Wood – Building the Bioeconomy

Wood – A vital resource for the planet

Global Forests Need Global Governance

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.

How the timber industries can help solve the housing crisis 2021

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.