The Sustainable Timber Policy sets out how the council is committed to using sustainable timber.

We are committed to using sustainable timber. Contract administrators, other construction professionals and contractors, individually and jointly, are required to demonstrate that their projects use only sustainable timber.

The most effective way of doing this is by using timber with a 'chain of custody' (CoC) certification allowing the timber to be traced to its forest of origin. Our preferred scheme is that of the Forestry Stewardship Council.