The activities of WEI are based around wood preservatives, environmental and technical issues plus the marketing of finished wood products. 

The WEI: 

  • Provides technical, commercial and legal advice to its members;
  • Closely follows and contributes to European and national legislation affecting the production and use of pressure treated timber;
  • Develops quality standards for wood preservatives and treated timber and is heavily involved in the work of CEN, the European Committee for Standardisation;
  • Is involved in European R&D projects;
  • Serves as a focal point for consultation within and between the European wood preservation industries;
  • Produces a bimonthly newsletter and technical documents;
  • Organises technical meetings and congresses.