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

WEI main activities are:

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