Sustainability is a key objective for Canal & River Trust and will be an integral part of the Trust's procurement activity.
To this end, the Trust has developed a Green Plan. The Trust is also participating member of WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network-UK (GFTN-UK) and, as such, timber or timber products must be procured in accordance with the appropriate standards in order to ensure the Trust meets its sustainability objectives.
The Trust’s procurement policy pays due regard to sustainability issues and we see this as an integral part of securing best value for money. Details of any sustainability requirements that suppliers need to be aware of will always be included in the Invitation to Tender documents.