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Six firms fall foul of timber auditing regime

May 2011

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has suspended six companies that have failed to meet its deadline for auditable environmental due diligence procedures.

However, the suspended companies will continue to receive ‘proactive support’ from the TTF to help them establish or formalize procedures by the end of this year.

The TTF has refused to name the suspended companies for ‘confidentiality reasons’, raising questions over the meaning and exact nature of the suspension.

It said almost all its members had met the new requirements.

John White, the TTF chief executive, said: ‘Members have found that the process isn’t as daunting as they first thought and it has in fact augmented their business offer to their customers.’

He added: ‘With wood being bought now that could still be in the yard when the European Union timber regulation takes effect, ensuring robust risk assessment and traceability is already becoming business-critical, and I am proud of the way TTF members are rising to the challenge.’

Timber Trade Federation | Global | Regulation

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