UK, 29 November 2023 – Scotts Timber Engineering, a leading figure in the UK timber industry, has taken a deep dive into the sustainable practices shaping the future of timber products in the UK. In an exclusive interview, Alun Watkins, Executive Director of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), shared valuable insights into the industry’s evolving landscape and the pivotal role of sustainable forest management.

Key Highlights from the Interview:

  • Ethical Standards: PEFC’s commitment to stringent ethical standards, including the prohibition of forced and child labour, and the promotion of gender equality within the timber industry.
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The significant contribution of PEFC to SDGs through the encouragement of sustainable timber usage, aligning with global efforts to combat climate change.
  • Industry Evolution: Insights into the changing perceptions of timber within the UK, as more housebuilders embrace timber frames and the architectural and construction sectors increasingly integrate sustainable practices.
  • Architects and Specifiers: The crucial role architects and specifiers play in raising awareness of PEFC and sustainable forest management practices within the construction and design communities.
  • Optimistic Future: A positive outlook for the future, with a rise in the use of certified timber in engineered products, mass timber buildings, and modular construction.

Exclusive Interview on YouTube:

Scotts Timber Engineering invites industry professionals, stakeholders, and the general public to gain deeper insights by watching the full interview on their YouTube channel. The interview can be accessed here:

About Scotts Timber Engineering:

Scotts Timber Engineering stands at the forefront of the UK’s timber industry, embodying innovation, sustainability, and excellence in timber engineering solutions. With a rich history and a commitment to environmental responsibility, Scotts Timber Engineering has emerged as a trusted partner for those seeking cutting-edge, sustainable timber solutions.

Scotts Timber Engineering design, manufacture and supply high quality roof trusses, metal web joists and spandrel panels. 

About PEFC:

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an esteemed international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). With a commitment to ecological, social, and ethical standards, PEFC operates throughout the entire forest supply chain, ensuring that timber and non-timber forest products adhere to the highest sustainability benchmarks.

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Scotts Timber Engineering

Bridge St, Thrapston, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 4LR

01832 732366

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