Sustainable Timber Action (STA)

Promoting fair and sustainable forestry through procurement

2011 - 2013

Sustainable Timber Action (STA) assisted European public authorities in making sure the wood/timber products they buy are produced and traded in a sustainable and fair way. Public authorities purchase significant amounts of timber products, from construction material to furniture, from packaging to paper. Directing this spending towards sustainably and fairly produced products can lead to a significant market impact.

The project, which ended in 2014, produced the STA Toolkit which includes a guide for public authorities on how to procure sustainable timber products, together with training material, a number of case studies and fact sheets on key topics.

All material can be found on the project website:

  • City of Madrid
  • City of Rakvere

The Sustainable Timber Action project was carried out with financial assistance from the European Union