Prepare for a global 'timber supply crunch', WWF warns UK retailers
"Urgent action" is needed from British businesses to invest in more sustainable timber sourcing practices, as highly-sourced areas suffer from a dangerous shortage of resources, a new report commissioned by the WWF has warned.
Homegrown wood campaign earns Innovate UK funding
A campaign which aims to encourage consumers to buy wood products that were grown and processed in the UK has received Government funding to improve the nation's hardwood supply chain.
UK consumers 'in the dark' over timber provenance
British consumers are being 'kept in the dark' about the sourcing practices of some of the UK's largest timber users, according to a new report from WWF.
IKEA's FSC certificate suspended for poor forestry practices in Russia
Furniture giant IKEA has had its forest management certificate suspended for its operations in Karelia, Russia, after the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) revealed concerns with poor forestry practices.
EXCLUSIVE: Complex supply chains 'no excuse' for poor traceability says APP
Timber product supply chains are notoriously complex but this cannot be used as an excuse to avoid the issue of deforestation and unsustainable practices, says Asia Pulp and Paper's (APP) Aida Greenbury.
Time is of the essence for sustainable supply chains, says B&Q
Finding enough time to ensure supply chains are fully sustainable is one of the central challenges facing companies, according to B&Q senior sustainability manager George Padelopoulos.
Timber companies urged to prepare for new regulations
Timber buyers and traders are being urged to prepare now for the European Timber Regulation (EUTR) in a bid to avoid potential criminal charges.