WWF gives tree cheers for council projects

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The City of Edinburgh Council has been recognised by WWF for work done to ensure timber and wood products it purchases come from sustainable sources that protect the world’s forests and the local communities they support.

This week the council was awarded a WWF silver pledge award based on evidence that in two major projects, the Royal Commonwealth Pool and the East Neighbourhood Office and Library, the timber used came only from legal and sustainable sources. In its report WWF said: “Edinburgh are extremely good at ensuring that contractors and suppliers meet their requirements, and liaising with all relevant stakeholders.”

Councillor Lesley Hinds, environment convener, said:. “It’s vitally important to know that what we buy is coming from sustainable sources that will help protect the world’s forests for future generations.”