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The following documents have been provided here for your convenience. They can be found in context elsewhere on the CPET website. If this is your first visit to CPET, we recommend that you browse the website before accessing these documents.

Information sheets

CPET Information Sheet on new policy  (April 2009)

Briefing Note on The UK Government's Timber Procurement Policy (March 2008)

CPET Workshop eligibility (February 2006)

Information on use of CPET Helpline (August 2005)

CPET Conflict of Interest Complaints procedure  (April 2009)

Government documents

Timber procurement Advice Note (April 2009)

Note that the April 2009 advice note has replaced the November 2005 and August 2008 notes.

UK Government Timber Procurement policy: Definition of legal and sustainable for timber procurement  (January 2010)

Assessment of forest certification schemes (Category A evidence)

Report of the Technical Panel Meeting on 19 - 20 November 2009

Announcement of results of review of schemes (18 December 2008)

Current Reports

2008 Review of forest certification schemes: Final report (November 2008)

Review of the Canadian Standards Association scheme (CSA)  (November 2008)

Review of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) (November 2008)

Review of the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) (November 2008)

Review of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC) (November 2008)

Review of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) (November 2008)

Archived documents


How to check a certificate (August 2009)

UK Government Timber Procurement Policy: Criteria for Evaluating Category A Evidence (May 2006)

Annexes: Criteria for Evaluating Certification Schemes  (May 2006)

Methodology for reviews of timber certification schemes (March 2008)

Technical Panel Terms of Reference (March 2008)

Category B evidence

UK Government Timber Procurement Policy: Framework for Evaluating Category B Evidence (updated April 2009)

Practical guides: Category B evidence, supply chain information (January 2006)

Practical guides: Category B evidence, forest source information (January 2006)

Checklist 1: Supply chain information (January 2006)

Checklist 2: Forest source information on legality (January 2006)

Chceklist 3: Forest source information on sustainablility (January 2006)

CPET Reports

Timber reporting pilot study (24 July 2009)

Construction Sector Project: Policy implemantation and Reporting (12 June 2008)

Comparison of timber procurement policy criteria for forest standards, certification, accreditation, Chain of Custody and labeling Denmark, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Belgium (June 2008)

Reference Board

Terms of reference (December 2005)

Minutes  (December 2005)

Minutes (February 2006)

Minutes (March 2006)

Minutes (May 2006)

Minutes (July 2006)

Minutes (September 2006)

Minutes (Nov 2006)

Minutes (March 2007)

Minutes (October 2007)

Minutes (November 2007)

Minutes (February 2008)

Minutes (July 2008)

Minutes (November 2008)

Minutes (March 2009)

Minutes (September 2009)

Minutes (December 2009)

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