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Meeting EU Market Requirements. John May Director Latham Ltd. Hardwood £33m Wood based panels £89m Flooring £4m Softwood £4m. Turnover £130 million. Specie. Impetus for Sustainability. NGOs. Home Office Site. Scottish Art Gallery - Glasgow. New Wembley. Impetus for Sustainability.

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Meeting eu market requirements

Meeting EU Market Requirements

John May


Latham Ltd

Turnover 130 million

Hardwood £33m

Wood based panels £89m

Flooring £4m

Softwood £4m

Turnover £130 million



Impetus for sustainability

Impetusfor Sustainability

  • NGOs

Home office site

Home Office Site

Scottish art gallery glasgow

Scottish Art Gallery - Glasgow

New wembley

New Wembley

Impetus for sustainability1

Impetusfor Sustainability

  • NGOs

  • Government

Uk government timber procurement policy

UK Government Timber Procurement Policy

  • Contract requirement – legally logged and traded and sustainably produced timber products


  • FLEGT licenced timber

  • Legal – right to use forest, met national laws and paid tax

  • Sustainable – forest management plan to ISO/IEC Guide 59 code of good practice

  • Proof – 3rd party certification and Chain of Custody

Meeting eu market requirements

Central Point of Expertise in Timber (CPET) determines what meets the UK Government requirements

Category A – FSC/PEFC

Category B – Other acceptable evidence

EU Timber Regulation – already covered by Rachel Butler

Impetus for sustainability2

Impetusfor Sustainability

  • NGOs

  • Government

  • Major customers

    • Suppliers to concerned retailers

    • Merchants



James latham s response to environmental concerns

James Latham’s response to environmental concerns

  • FSC/PEFC material offered across product range

  • Chain of custody for FSC and PEFC

  • Target improved sales certified sustainable/legal material

  • Sign up to TTF Responsible Purchasing Policy

Responsible purchasing policy

Responsible Purchasing Policy

  • Company commitments

  • Communicated to staff and suppliers

  • Survey suppliers

  • Assess suppliers – high/medium/low

  • Measure volume by category

  • Target Lathams for improving supplier profile

  • Seek improvements from suppliers

  • Seek other suppliers

  • Process subject to external audit

Where do we stand

Where do we stand?

Certification adding value or cost

Certification – adding value or cost?

  • Clearly adds cost but premium available on tropical material

  • Requirement to promote timber as the only sustainable building material

  • Taking cheap illegal material out of supply chain increases price levels.

  • Other species and value added products

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