Responsible Timber Sourcing 

22nd Apr 2022

12.00 - 13:00


If this topic is of interest then you'll find another webinar on 20nd May 2022 will add further value

Timber and the Circular Economy Webinar for Specifiers

Webinar Overview

Timber has increasing appeal for architects, designers and those who specify materials for construction projects. Specifiers can now learn more about responsible timber procurement and Chain of Custody certification through our fully-accredited, one-hour Responsible Timber Sourcing CPD course.

Why You Need to Know about Responsible Timber Sourcing

Using timber from well-managed forests that meet internationally recognised standards of legality and sustainability, certified by organisations such as PEFC is a prerequisite for environmental assessment schemes such as BREEAM, LEED and Ska, as well as many others around the world.

Green building standards, together with corporate responsible sourcing policies, are increasingly driving demand for responsibly-sourced timber. To meet these client expectations, it is important that designers and specifiers insist on certified timber for their projects, along with full Chain of Custody.

What you will learn from this CPD

  • The background to forest certification and its global importance
  • The UK timber market and drivers for certified timber
  • Certification schemes and requirements of the UK government’s timber procurement policy
  • What a model timber specification clause looks like
  • How Chain of Custody certification works and the vital information you need to see

The webinar will be presented by Charlie Law, Managing Director of Sustainable Construction Solutions, who has over 30 years of experience in the construction sector, and extensive industry knowledge having worked for BAM, Kier and Lendlease. He is also Sustainability Director at Timber Development UK, a member of the Grown in Britain Executive, and a member of the Ska Technical Committee.

A CPD certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants.




Charlie has worked in the construction sector for nearly 35 years, and is Sustainability Director at Timber Development UK, the new entity formed by the merger of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA).

He is also the Founder and Managing Director of Sustainable Construction Solutions, a consultancy that specialises in moving organisations towards a circular economy business model, with a key focus on responsibly sourced timber, and Head of Construction at Pallet Loop, a circular economy start-up. He has extensive knowledge of the construction industry through his previous roles in cost management, construction management, training, and sustainability at some of the largest construction organisations in the UK.

Charlie started his career at Kyle Stewart, with its subsidiary Andrew Murray Joinery, which grew into BAM Construct, the UK arm of the €9billion turnover Dutch based construction services organisation Royal BAM Group. Prior to setting up his own consultancy, Charlie was Head of Environmental Management at BAM, where he was thought leader in the areas of circular economy thinking, resource efficiency, and responsible sourcing. Since setting up his consultancy Charlie has work for a number of large construction organisations including Kier and Lendlease, as well as specific projects for HS2, the Building Research Establishment, the Timber Trade Federation, and Confederation of Timber Industries, Supply Chain Sustainability School and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

Charlie is also a main board director of Timber Development UK, a member of the Grown in Britain Executive, and a member of the Ska technical committee.

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