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Falkirk Council Choose Sustainable Timber

Sourcing sustainable timber is a top priority for Falkirk Council and as such, the Jewson Falkirk team undertook an extensive tender process, which saw Jewson become one of its appointed suppliers; with the Jewson Falkirk branch now supplying Chain of Custody certified hardwood.

Falkirk Council is a unitary authority, which provides all local government services for an extensive area covering 112 square miles. As part of its ongoing commitment to update existing housing stock, Falkirk Council utilises large volumes of timber – in the production of door and window frames for its social housing stock.

With issues of sustainability central to Falkirk Council’s priorities for many years - procuring only certified timber has been high on the agenda. The council’s proactive and stringent procurement policy has resulted in a silver status award from the WWF as part of its ‘What Wood you Choose’ campaign, designed to raise awareness of sustainable timber.

Jewson’s Falkirk branch is now one of Falkirk Council’s key suppliers for the next two years. The builders’ merchant was able to demonstrate that all of its hardwood timber has been sourced through an approved chain of custody scheme as required by Falkirk Council.

We have a strong track record in establishing innovative and effective partnerships, linked to our strategic priorities. Sustainability has long been at the heart of our procurement processes and after attending a CPET workshop – we became aware of the WWF’s ‘What Wood You Choose’ campaign. This really invigorated and helped tighten our approach to the procurement of timber. We now have key suppliers in place, including Jewson, as well as stringent processes to ensure that the timber we receive is PEFC or FSC certified and Chain of Custody audited.

James King, Procurement Officer at Falkirk Council
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