This report analyses the different timber procurement policies of six EU Member States and Japan. The report shows that although there is some variation between the different policies, there are also many similarities. The Netherlands policy is the strongest in terms of inclusion of social issues with the UK policy does not (yet) include; France and Germany just accept certain certification schemes and the Danish policy is not mandatory. The new EU procurement policy aims to ensure the other 21 Member States will also develop some policies.
Buying a Sustainable Future, timber procurement policies in the EU
October 1, 2009