Top timber firm exhibits at key eco-conference

A leading national timber merchant will be exhibiting at a major eco-conference at Earls Court in London.

Arnold Laver Timber World will be showcasing its environmental commitments at the Ecobuild 2006 event, which focuses on the challenges faced by the construction industry in delivering a sustainable future.

The conference, which takes place from 22-23 February, aims to bring together leading academics and practitioners from all sectors of construction, central government, local authorities and leading client groups such as housing associations.

Timber World representatives attending the two-day event will demonstrate their efforts to promote sustainability and the different ways in which Arnold Laver is developing 'green' thinking.

Pat Burke, Arnold Laver's Group Purchasing Director, said: "We are committed to protecting the environment and strongly believe it is our corporate social responsibility to preserve world forests and promote effective forestry management.

"All our branches have Chain of Custody implemented, independently evaluated and certified, and this conference is another way of assuring our customers that all our materials are sourced from legal and, sustainable and well-managed forests and mills."

Guests speakers at the Ecobuild conference include Hank Dittmar, chief executive of The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment and Sir David King, chief scientific advisor to HM Government and head of the Office of Science and Technology.

Arnold Laver Timber World will be located at stand E67 at the Exhibition Centre. For more information visit www.ecobuild.co.uk.

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