Andy Roby – Senior Forestry Adviser, DFID

Annie Adams has undertaken work for DFID, helping it to investigate the performance of UK timber traders.
10/11/2018 admin 0 Comments

Annie Adams has undertaken work for DFID, helping it to investigate the performance of UK timber traders.

Andy Roby – Senior Forestry Adviser, DFID

“Annie was part of a small team that the Tropical Forest Trust contracted to investigate the performance of UK timber traders against the UK Timber Trade Federation Code of Conduct. She and her colleague had to determine whether the traders had knowingly purchased illegal timber from China. They did the job very well considering the issues were sensitive; they illustrated tact and judgement, investigation skills, a thorough knowledge of the business and in particular how timber is traded. The results and recommendations of the investigation helped us to tighten up the Code of Conduct, provide better buying advice to members and, were sensible and largely taken up. We very much appreciated the way it was done and the final outcome, plus one of the consequences of this work was UK TTF making the Responsible Purchasing Policy compulsory.”

Andy Roby - Senior Forestry Adviser, DFID 10/11/2018