Website section on policy change
Currently the UK government’s timber procurement policy requires its departments to actively seek to purchase legal and sustainable timber and timber products. This will change from 1 April 2009, when the policy will demand, that all timber and wood-derived products must be from independently verifiable legal and sustainable sources, or FLEGT-licensed timber only.
So, what does that mean in practice? What is FLEGT? What do I require from my suppliers and contractors? How do I provide the right evidence to show I comply with the policy?
CPET has added a new section called policy update on the website to answer some of all these questions and to support the implementation for the new policy. The site provides model specifications and contract conditions in word format for download and an information sheet for you to distribute to key personnel, suppliers and contractors etc. who need to know about the change.
Have a look at the section here.