The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) has announced that the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has joined the organisation.
The BWF joins the Timber Trade Federation, the Structural Timber Association and the Builders Merchant Federation as major timber trade associations in CTI network.
BWF Chief Executive Iain McIlwee said: “The CTI’s proposed new approach is one we fully support. It’s a more focused, project-led way of working with leadership coming from the industry itself, so we are keen to lend our weight and get stuck in. We are particularly looking forward to the results of the three workstream reports and working with the other supply chain partners to take their recommendations forward. The BWF has long advocated that the supply chain needs to work together more effectively and the CTI in its current guise offers a real opportunity to achieve this.”
The CTI has commissioned three reports into areas critical for the development of the timber supply chain: on education and skills, sustainability, and growth and value. Each report contains recommendations to develop each theme within the supply chain. The reports will be published in autumn 2016, followed by a Parliamentary Conference in October 2016 to discuss the findings with policy makers.
The Confederation of Timber Industries is an umbrella organisation, representing the UK's Timber supply chain from Forest to end of life recycling. Launched in June 2015, the CTI now has around 75 supporters across the whole timber industry.