We understand the negative impacts that deforestation and unsustainable harvesting can have on people, nature and the climate.
Willmott Dixon is committed to ensuring that illegal timber is not used on any of our projects. Our Group Sustainable Procurement Policy forms an integral contractual link with our supply chain and clearly sets out our requirements for sourcing forest products from well-managed sources. We accept two types of evidence.
1. Cat A evidence - both PEFC and FSC are acceptable with a full chain of custody. This is preferred.
2. Cat B evidence - is alternative documentary evidence that the timber is legally and sustainably sourced. This type of evidence can be used where the supplier or contractor is not certified.
In line with our Corporate Brand guidelines, all paper for printing, photocopying and external publications must be sourced under a certified forest management scheme to either PEFC or FSC. Paper products should minimise the use of virgin fibre and contain a minimum of 50% recycled fibre.
Raising awareness of timber sustainability issues with our customers
We promote the advantages of Project Certification to our customers. This is a third-party verified percentage claim of certified timber against the total volume of timber included within a construction project.