Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Trade Associations and Business Support Organisations for Wood and Wood Products sector.
ASHS is a cooperative of small and medium sized suppliers of hardwood and premium softwood products. They also represent associate members with links to the Scottish timber industry.
SFMA is a trade group that represents furniture makers and holds an annual exhibition. It is supported by Scottish Enterprise, Forestry Commission Scotland and Craft Scotland.
STTA is an industry group that represents those who supply timber and wood products in Scotland, including importers, sawmillers, timber merchants, timber agents, builders merchants and others.
SWW is a quality assurance scheme that has been set up to represent businesses producing goods with a significant component of materials derived from Scottish woodlands.
BFM is a trade association, employers' organisation and member of the European Furniture Manufacturers' Association.
BWF is a business support organisation that represents the UK wood industry.
ConFor is a members' organisation that represents people and businesses who own forests and who work in forestry or with wood and forest products.
Construction Products Association is a trade group that represents the UK's manufacturers and distributors of construction products and materials.
CFA is a trade group that works on behalf of contractors engaged in the installation of all floor finishes, manufacturers and distributors of flooring materials, adhesives and accessories, as well as flooring consultants.
Cork Industry Federation is an association of companies involved in the importation, manufacture and distribution of cork products in the UK and for export throughout the world.
DHF is a trade group that represents manufacturers and installers of doors and powered gates, as well as manufacturers of locks, building hardware and architectural ironmongery.
IOC is an industry group that works on behalf of carpenters, joiners, wheelwrights, wood carvers and turners and boat builders.
STA is a trade group that represents the UK's structural timber industry. As well as providing guidance and education, STA also runs an accreditation scheme.
TDCA is a technical advisory body that provides guidance on matters relating to decking and cladding.
Timcon is a trade group that represents timber packaging and pallet manufacturers.
TRADA is a centre for excellence focused on the specification and use of timber and wood products. TRADA represents businesses from across the wood supply chain.
TTF is an industry group that represents those involved in any timber-related activity, including softwoods, hardwoods and panel products.
TRA exists as a source of specialist information about trussed rafters for specifiers, contractors and end users.
UKFPA is a trade group that represents the technical and commercial interests of the domestic timber industry.
UKTFA is an industry group that works on behalf of UK timber frame manufacturers and supply chain companies.
WMSA is a UK trade body that represents the woodworking machinery suppliers industry.
WPIF is a trade group that works on behalf of wood chipboard, oriented strand board and medium density fibreboard manufacturers.
WPA is a technical and advisory organisation dedicated to improving the performance and value of wood as a sustainable construction material.
Zero Waste Scotland and WRAP Northern Ireland offer free and confidential advice and support to help you reduce your environmental impact and save money. They can help with reducing your business's waste and use of water, packaging and raw materials.
The Carbon Trust can help your business to improve its energy use and reduce its carbon emissions.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) website has information dedicated to the manufacturing industry.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has produced a Sustainable Manufacturing Toolkit for use by businesses in the manufacturing sector.
Find other trade associations relevant to your business using the Trade Association Forum website.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
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