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Olympic timber supplier panel named

The Olympic Delivery Authority has announced the suppliers selected for its Timber Supplier Panel which will ensure that only legal and sustainable timber is used during the construction of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games venues and infrastructure.

Included are:

• Arbour Forest Products
• Arnold Laver & Co
• Brooks Bros.
• Evolve Consultancy trading as Christina Meyer Sustainable Wood Products in partnership with I.F.P. Forest and Paper Products
• Finnforest UK
• Hoppings Softwood Products
• James Latham
• Jewson
• John Brash & Co
• Kronospan
• MLM Distribution
• Premier Forust Products
• Ridgeons
• Timbmet
• Vincent Timber
• Wolseley

ODA chief executive David Higgins said: “This is the first time that such a panel has been established on a project of this scale, and we hope that it will be a catalyst for change and leave a lasting legacy for the industry.

“We want London 2012 to be a truly sustainable Games and this new supplier panel shows that this ambition runs through the heart of the construction project.”

The Timber Supply Panel will supply up to an estimated 600,000 square metres of hardwood, softwood, plywood and other products and 40,000 metres cubed of softwood timber to the ODA's contractors and their suppliers.

Suppliers will also have to ensure that they have comprehensive certification and sufficient auditing in place to ensure standards are met throughout their supply chains.

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