RPP Toolkit

The Timber Development UK RPP is a risk management framework for the continuous improvement of our members.

    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.
    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).
    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).

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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.