Commonwealth NGOs
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bullet2 Timber Trade Federation

The Building Centre, 26 Store Street,






Type:  Industry   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  central


The Timber Trade Federation is the voice of the UK timber industry and its mission is to help create and sustain the conditions in which its members can prosper.

The Federation represents the timber industry’s views to central and local government, the devolved political institutions and the European Commission. It is working closely with the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for International Development on a number of issues. It has also provided input on behalf of the industry to the Forest Industries Sector Sustainability Group, which advised the UK Government at the World Summit On Sustainable Development in South Africa.

The Federation also provides its Members with information and services on technical matters, contracts, statistics and standards as well as legal advice. It has also guarantees through its Conduct Assurance Scheme that should any customer have a complaint against a Federation Member it will be independently investigated.

Through its Forests Forever campaign, the Federation promotes the environmental advantages of timber and timber products. It offers Members advice and technical support on packaging waste regulations, life cycle analysis, climate change issues, forestry management and certification. It acts as the environmental voice of the timber industry.