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 TTF 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).
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).