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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
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
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
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