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Travis Perkins bans timber from Russia and Belarus due to war in Ukraine

Travis Perkins will not purchase ‘battle timber’ from Russia and Belarus due to the war in Ukraine

Builders’ service provider Travis Perkins will not purchase ‘battle timber’ from Russia and Belarus due to the war in Ukraine. 

French producer Saint-Gobain has taken the identical strategy because the invasion by Russian president Vladimir Putin. 

Leading forest certification organisations dominated final month that each one merchandise originating in Russia and Belarus can be thought of ‘battle timber’. 

Ban: Leading forest certification organisations ruled last month that all products originating in Russia and Belarus would be considered 'conflict timber'

Ban: Leading forest certification organisations dominated final month that each one merchandise originating in Russia and Belarus can be thought of ‘battle timber’

A spokesman for Travis Perkins, which owns the retailer Toolstation, mentioned: ‘We work with our suppliers to ensure that the timber we buy comes from licensed Forest Stewardship Council or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification sources, and we’ve ensured that we’ve made no purchases of something designated as battle timber.’ 

The disrupted circulate of provide is probably going to push costs up, the commerce physique Timber Development UK mentioned. 

It additionally warned that it could take time for present ‘pre-conflict’ timber to ‘flush by the system’.

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