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The GFTN Guide to Legal and Responsible Sourcing

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7.0 Environmental Status of Supplies - Source Assessed

The classification "Source Assessed" involves that the forest source has been evaluated for basic legality and traceability criteria- Criteria So far as the purchaser is aware, the source or sources ...

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4.0 Communications

Key Points - Communications The policy should become an everyday function in the organization The policy should be understood by entities that interact with the organization such as suppliers and ...

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7.1 Defining Legal Timber

To direct your organization's sourcing away from the products of illegal logging and toward those in favour of legal operators, you will need to define what you mean by "legal" ...

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Conflict Timber

“Conflict timber” is a term used to describe timber that is produced and sold to finance armed conflict. The definition used by the NGO Global Witness is “timber that has ...

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8.5 Strategies for Verifying Legality

Low-Risk Suppliers Low-risk suppliers are those that are unlikely to supply illegal timber. The level of objective evidence supplied for the risk rating process should already have been significant. ...

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8.6 Choosing the Appropriate Status for a Source

The more an organization digs into the issues, the more information will come to light that may have a bearing on the status of the source. Sufficient information may ...

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8.3 Uncertified Timber - Reducing the Risk of Buying Illegal Wood

In an ideal world, as a sourcing organization, you would state that you did not want any illegal timber or timber products in your business's supply chain; you would then ...

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15.0 Supporting Information

  High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs) CITES-Listed Species  Human Rights Violations  Conflict Timber Defining “Illegal Logging”  Illegal Logging Improving the Quality of Data from Suppliers Glossary Glossary Questionnaires Questionnaire - ...

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4.1 Communicating Policy

Once a sourcing organization has developed a responsible forest products sourcing policy and implemented a programme of work, it is extremely important that it widely disseminates the information about its ...

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2.3 Identifying Key Players That Need to Be Involved

It is essential to identify key roles within the sourcing organization that are critical to the success of complying with policy through delivering the programme. The roles will include senior ...

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