The European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) is an alliance of industry, business, government and NGOs dedicated to increasing European demand for sustainably sourced tropical timber.
Working in close partnership with the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF), the STTC’s aim is to develop the market in order to incentivise the growth and spread of responsible forest management in tropical countries.
Together they have an initial 2020 target to increase European sustainably sourced tropical timber sales to 50% above 2013 levels. And a key part of the strategy is an ETTF-administered programme for funding projects that contribute to this goal, including sustainable procurement action plans in the EU trade and local government.
The growth this market development will support in responsible forest management will bring environmental and social benefits. It will also ensure that European consumers have continued, ready access to this diverse, high performance and beautiful natural manufacturing and construction material into the future.
The STTC and ETTF bring together a broad grouping of organisations and interests. They are united behind a single, powerful message and backed by an effective market strategy – supporting environmentally sound timber from responsibly managed tropical forests.