Timber and Timber Products

Willmott Dixon is committed to sourcing timber and timber products from well-managed forests.

We understand the negative impacts that deforestation and unsustainable harvesting can have on people, nature and the climate, and are working towards zero net deforestation.

Willmott Dixon is committed to ensuring that illegal timber is not used on any of our projects. Our Group Sustainable Procurement Policy forms an integral contractual link with our supply chain and clearly sets out our requirements for sourcing forest products from well-managed sources. We accept two types of evidence.

1. Cat A evidence - both PEFC and FSC are acceptable with a full chain of custody. This is preferred.

2. Cat B evidence - is alternative documentary evidence that the timber is legally and sustainably sourced. This type of evidence can be used where the supplier or contractor is not certified.

Our business card sized delivery ticket checklist lists the information required to maintain full chain of custody and is a useful aid memoir to our site teams, suppliers and subcontractors. Download here.

We also work to a common reporting methodology agreed by UKCG, now Build UK, and we require our suppliers and sub-contractors to provide us with data at the end of each quarter to help us complete the timber reporting requirements.

Paper

In line with our Corporate Brand Manual, all paper for printing, photocopying and external publications must be sourced under a certified forest management scheme to either PEFC or FSC. Paper products should minimise the use of virgin fibre and contain a minimum of 50% recycled fibre.

Raising awareness of timber sustainability issues with our customers

Willmott Dixon is signatory of the WWF #Saveforest Forest Campaign which aims to make responsible forest trade the norm by transforming timber markets in the UK and Europe and through the tightening up of the EU Timber Regulation.

We are proud of the work we have undertaken with Build UK to create an industry mechanism for recording and reporting legal and sustainable timber for main contractors. We now include a section on timber performance in our annual Group Sustainable Development review.

We also promote the advantages of Project Certification to our customers. This is a third-party verified percentage claim of certified timber against the total volume of timber included within a construction project. Please see the BM Trada Case Study for the FSC project certification carried out on the WWF HQ project.

We publish summaries of our timber reporting annually. However, due to business restructuring, we have encountered problems collecting consistent data for 2017 and 2018. Below is the partial data for these years. We continue to seek more information for these years and update this page accordingly.

WD - Timber Reporting Summary 2018

WD - Timber Reporting Summary 2017

WD - Timber Reporting Summary 2016

WD - Timber Reporting Summary 2015

WD - Timber Reporting Summary 2014

WD - Timber Reporting Summary 2013