Policy

CTI works to influence the development and growth of Construction, Housing, Interiors and paper-based Industries promoting a low carbon economy

OUR STRATEGY

Combining economic growth and environmental protection is at the core of a low-carbon economy approach. CTI promotes low-energy manufacturing and high performance low-carbon goods across the whole timber supply chain, helping the UK to achieve its carbon reduction targets.

CTI works to stimulate growth and productivity.

CTI governance reflects a pan-supply chain approach to provide representation across the Industry.

CTI activity focuses on:

  • Growing the Industry
  • Sustainability of future supply
  • Quality standards across the Chain
  • Education, Jobs and Skills
  • Careers in the Industry

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Value & Growth

The timber sector is in the top 20 leading UK industries and the supply chain plays a significant role in adding value to the UK construction  and manufacturing industries. It is attracting investment and growth but needs a consistent and coherent policy framework to achieve its full potential.


Key Policy Recommendations:

  • Support vital manufacturing investment through this period of Brexit uncertainty
  • Mandate the measurement of socioeconomic value, the impact on jobs and long-term wealth creation in procurement decisions, where public sector has influence
  • Ensure the new trade negotiations, not only encourage export, but recognise trade gain and the significance of keeping UK industry resilient

Read CTI Report "Mapping UK Timber Industries​"

 

Skills & Education

The career opportunities across the timber supply chain are immense. Education and skills development needs to match these opportunities to ensure that timber leads the way in 21st century construction.


Key Policy Recommendations:

  • Guarantee vocational and academic training has parity through a careers bureau that forms the essential bridge between industry and schools, acting as a UCAS equivalent
  • Maintain the focus on quality apprentices through the institute of apprenticeships
  • Prioritise skills in the curriculum: Design and Technology should have equal status with the sciences on the National Curriculum

Read CTI report "Skills & Education in the Timber Supply Chain"

 

Sustainability

Timber is a vital part of our low carbon economy. Timber manufacturing has very low energy inputs to produce high performance goods, with a low carbon footprint. More carbon is stored in the timber than emitted during the manufacturing. This means we can expand our skilled manufacturing base without increasing emissions.


Key Policy Recommendations:

  • Ensure principles and practice of EUTR and the UK TPP are protected and enforced
  • Maintain strict carbon targets at the heart of the industrial strategy
  • Recognise and reward timber trade’s crucial role in maintaining and expanding forest cover at home and abroad

Read CTI report "Environment & Quality of Standards"

 

Construction & Housing

Timber is a vital part of our low carbon economy. Timber manufacturing has very low energy inputs to produce high performance goods, with a low carbon footprint. More carbon is stored in the timber than emitted during the manufacturing. This means we can expand our skilled manufacturing base without increasing emissions.


Key Policy Recommendations:

  • Ensure principles and practice of EUTR and the UK TPP are protected and enforced
  • Maintain strict carbon targets at the heart of the industrial strategy
  • Recognise and reward timber trade’s crucial role in maintaining and expanding forest cover at home and abroad.