International Timber has been awarded the highest sustainability score in a new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
As part of parent company, Saint-Gobain Building Distribution UK, International Timber has been given a three-tree rating on the WWF’s Timber Scorecard, which measures the progress of companies in regard to the sustainability of their timber and timber products in 2013 and 2014.
“The scorecard awards each company a score from zero trees, no apparent progress on sustainable timber and timber products to three trees, sourcing over 70% certified sustainable wood and have policies and control systems in place,” said the WWF.
Gareth Jones, commercial director for International Timber said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the result, being one of only 22 companies in the UK that managed to achieve the WWF’s highest rating. However, we’re aware there’s always more that can be done and will continue to strive to refine our sustainability efforts.”