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TP triumphs with top timber rating

Travis Perkins plc has been recognised by WWF-UK with the highest timber scorecard rating for sustainably sourcing timber products.
Travis Perkins plc scored the ‘three trees’ performance rating. This recognises that over 70% of the company’s timber and timber products has been sourced responsibly. In fact, 97% of all the group’s timber and timber fibre is sourced from certified well-managed forests.

The WWF-UK report, highlights companies’ understanding and engagement of the forest trade, and aims to promote and improve sustainability performance contributing to the overall wider importance of tackling this agenda.

The score is calculated by rating organisations’ policies and their performance on their purchases of timber. This includes issuing transparent, open and accurate reporting on performance related statements publically, which in turn provide an education for consumers and customers alike about the responsibilities of sourcing forest goods. The scoring system is also reflective of their attempts to measure any claims made about responsible sourcing of timber and what this means to wider global contributions.

Jez Cutler, head of group environment, Travis Perkins plc, says: “We are delighted to be awarded the highest score that the sustainability industry recognises which shows our commitment to a sustainable and responsible supply chain. Travis Perkins plc continually strives to improve environmental excellence and sustainability throughout our organisation and our activities. We will continue to participate in this important process and strive to be market leaders in transparent sustainability; helping to make a difference in the market place as well as contributing to overall sustainable forest management.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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