The 2019 Timber Scorecard – the last in a three-part series – assesses businesses on their timber product sourcing policies and performance and assigns each a score from 0 Trees (no/limited evidence of policies in place) to 3 Trees (performing well against procurement policies). In doing so, the Scorecard aims to stimulate further transparency, inform consumers and support national and international commitments in the procurement of sustainably sourced timber products. It follows previous scorecards in 2015 and 2017, tracking the market’s progress towards sustainability by 2020. The 122 brands included in the 2019 Scorecard represent the public face of an industry and can therefore provide an insight into how a sector is performing overall.
The 2019 Timber Scorecard once again assesses the progress of key UK businesses to understand which sectors and organisations have:
- Committed to eliminate unsustainable practices in their supply chains
- Transformed commitments into action
- Monitored and reported publically against these commitments and are on track to achieve legal and sustainable supply chains by 2020.
It has been four years since the publication of WWF-UK’s first Timber Scorecard so it is important to gauge which organisations and sectors have stepped up to fight deforestation and what WWF and others can learn from this. The business community can play a vital role in guaranteeing forest resources are well-managed, while at the same time ensuring their own supply chains are significantly more resilient for the future.
* % of timber products from recycled and/or certified sources
** A re-assessment following the publication of the 2015 Scorecard meant some companies achieved a higher score than shown here.