UK Government's Central Point of Expertise on Timber (CPET)
UK Government (Defra) | 2004—2012
From 2004 until 2012, Proforest ran the UK Government's Central Point of Expertise for Timber Procurement (CPET), offering direct, practical support and training to public sector buyers and their suppliers. The CPET website provided detailed information on the UK Government’s Timber Procurement Policy. CPET furthermore operated a telephone and e-mail helpline that advised individual enquirers on specific products. Finally CPET ran regular training workshops across the UK, and carried out assessments of evidence to determine whether particular sources can be considered as legal and sustainable.
In the last two years, CPET also offered information and support about the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Regulation.