United Kingdom Timber Regulations
The UKTR came in to force on the 1st January 2021 The UKTR -
- Prohibits placing illegally harvested and produced products on the UK market
- Requires operators to set up a due diligence system to minimise risk
- Requires the traceability of wood products to country level / forest origin if applicable
We would like to reassure you that Ramsay Timber Limited has always operated a comprehensive timber sourcing policy. However, this is to ensure our customers will be in compliance with the 'Due Diligence' aspects of the UKTR legalisation. Any timber products we purchase undergo a strict due diligence process to confirm legality, based on all available information. We will give preference to suppliers who can provide both legality and responsible forest management such as FSC®, FSC® CW and PEFC. Other suppliers to gain preference would have recognised third party verified legal compliance schemes for example - SGS TLTV, OLB, MTSC, SW. If such certificates cannot be obtained, we will either initiate our own due diligence procedures to verify legality or if necessary terminate the purchase.