Sourcing Timber Sustainably

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Sourcing Timber Sustainably

Date Published

1 November 2023

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Edinburgh Napier University
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Summary

The depletion of the world’s forests is caused by many factors including illegal or unsustainable logging practices, climate change, and conversion of forests to other uses like agriculture or mining. An important method of ensuring responsible and sustainable sourcing practices is forest certification.

Obtaining certification for sustainably sourced timber is vital to reduce the environmental impacts of construction. This requires proper understanding and management of procurement, production, and storage of certified materials.