Editor’s pickSustainable timber plays a vital role in building greener cities: MTCC

11-10-2017
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Consumers can contribute positively towards building greener cities by consciously demanding for PEFC endorsed, MTCS-certified timber products.

Using certified timber encourages greener cities in Malaysia, a strategic move now more crucial than ever with over half of the world’s population living in cities today, according to the Malaysian Timber Certification Council.

“As we strive to transform our cities into modern, sustainable living spaces, we must ensure that the development process, among others, embraces the use of sustainable materials at its core. Green cities are about building and living in a sustainable manner, which includes the use of sustainable material in our everyday lives,” said MTCC CEO, Yong Teng Koon.

MTCC empowers specifiers, companies and individuals to do their part in this endeavour by making available MTCS-certified timber products.

To further advance this pursuit, MTCC encourages businesses that use and sell timber products to obtain the supply chain certification under the MTCS. Besides leadership in sustainability, these businesses play an important role of ensuring adequate supply of MTCS-certified timber products in the domestic market.

MTCC encourages businesses that use and sell timber products to obtain the supply chain certification under the MTCS

Consumers can also play a part in this endeavour by consciously choosing certified timber products.

“Increasingly, consumers are becoming more aware and environmentally conscious and want to make ethical, environmental-friendly purchases. Without a doubt, the demand by Malaysian consumers to purchase MTCS-certified products as their preferred choice would have a direct and positive impact on the management of our forests and the timber supply chain,” Yong said.

To this end, the Council will be at the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM) 2017 to show how businesses and consumers can support the implementation of this goal through the use of sustainable and certified timber.

The event is held from 11 to 13 October at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre,