Timber Procurement Policy

Our timber procurement policy and what this means for suppliers.

What does this mean if you want to supply the council in the future?

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To ensure that Brighton & Hove City Council fulfils the commitment within the Timber Procurement Policy, it will require all contractors supplying timber and wood derived products to either be;

  • Chain of Custody (CoC) certified, or
  • to provide robust evidence that you have sourced any timber and wood derived products from a legal and sustainable source

Brighton & Hove City Council will only accept CoC certification if it is from a Government approved programme. These are the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

What does this mean for our current suppliers?

We will actively support, encourage and work in partnership with our current suppliers in meeting the requirements of the policy, to ensure that we only procure products from a legal and sustainable source.

More information

The Central Point of Expertise on Timber Procurement (CPET) website provides detailed information and advice for everyone involved in production, purchasing and trading of timber and wood derived products on both the EU Timber Regulation (which will be applicable as of March 2013) and the FLEGT regulation.