Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification

PEFC is the world's largest forest certification organisation

Responsible Timber Sourcing CPD

Responsible Timber Sourcing CPD For Specifiers

Timber has increasing appeal for architects, designers and those who specify materials for construction projects. Specifiers can now learn more about responsible timber procurement and Chain of Custody certification through our fully-accredited, one-hour CPD course.

The CPD is be delivered via Zoom webinar platform. Our next session is on the Friday the 17th of May 2024 at 13:00 BST. Click here to register for the session.

Why You Need to Know about Responsible Timber Sourcing

Using timber from well-managed forests that meet internationally recognised standards of legality and sustainability, certified by organisations such as PEFC is a pre-requisite for environmental assessment schemes such as BREEAMLEED and Ska, as well as many others around the world.

Green building standards, together with corporate responsible sourcing policies, are increasingly driving demand for responsibly-sourced timber. To meet client expectations, it is therefore important that designers and specifiers insist on certified timber for their projects, along with full Chain of Custody.

What you will learn from this CPD

The background to forest certification and it’s global importance

  • The UK timber market and drivers for certified timber
  • Certification schemes and requirements of the UK government’s timber procurement policy
  • What a model timber specification clause looks like
  • How Chain of Custody certification works and the vital information you need to see
  • If you would like to join this free CPD on 25th October please register here

The webinar will be presented by Charlie Law of Sustainable Construction Solutions, who has over 30 years experience in the construction sector with extensive industry knowledge having worked for BAM, Kier and Lendlease.

Charlie is also Head of Construction & ESG at the Pallet Loop and Sustainability Director at Timber Development UK (TDUK).