Responsible timber procurement
As a member of WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network in the UK since 2002 (formerly as British Waterways), the Canal & River Trust is committed to progressively sourcing forest products from well-managed sources.
To monitor our progress, we collect as much information on our supply chain sources as possible, and categorise this to enable us to identify where any risks of poor sourcing may lie. This allows us to eliminate them systematically from our supply chain into the UK market. Our status for the forest products reported for the 2010 calendar year is as follows:
|7.9%||No information on origin|
|0.4%||Known origin, but no legality verification possible|
|2.4%||Legal origin confirmed (including e.g. PEFC purchased with Chain of Custody)|
|0.0%||In the process of becoming credibly certified|
|89.1%||Credibly Certified (e.g. FSC purchased with Chain of Custody)|