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Guidance document on supplying timber to the public sector now available in Spanish

17 October 2014

The now-ended Sustainable Timber Action (STA) project’s guide Supplying timber to the public sector has been made available in Spanish, providing Hispanophone timber companies with useful advice on meeting public procurers’ demand for responsibly purchased forest products. The guide was originally published in English.

The document is aimed at small and medium-sized or large enterprises, wholesalers, and retailers who supply timber products (such as furniture, office paper, etc.) to public procurers, or who supply construction companies which carry out work for the public sector. The guide outlines the various ways in which timber companies can demonstrate compliance with legal and sustainability requirements that could potentially be included in tenders published by European public authorities.

The STA project assisted European public authorities in ensuring that the timber products they buy are produced and traded in a sustainable and fair way. In addition to the guide, the project produced the STA Toolkit which includes a guide for public authorities on how to procure sustainable timber products. Its efforts to increase the share of sustainable timber on the European market are continued through the European Sustainable Timber Coalition.

To view the document, click here.