TIMBERWeb® Environmental Policy (“EVP”)
Members who have the EVP logo displayed on their member page or listings have a published Environmental Policy or a recognised certification of forest stewardship or undertake significant activities that are positive to the natural environment such as using bio-energy or recycling of wood waste products. This reduces misunderstanding and misinformation in the market about timber, forestry and lumber and increases the accountability of buyers and sellers by publicly stating their position on key areas of concern in the natural environment.
With the increasing global awareness and concern on natural resources and in particular the focus that is placed upon the sustainability of forests, timber and lumber it is important that Timber and Lumber companies let their customers and suppliers know their commitment to the natural environment by publishing their policy and practices.
TIMBERWeb® EVP is a conduit to more accurate information and is an important recognition that TIMBERWeb® has checked that an environmental policy or statement exists for a company. It is not a substitute for Certification with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Pan European Forest Certification (PEFC) or Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) and TIMBERWeb® is not in any way responsible for the policies of its’ member companies.