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The GFTN Guide to Legal and Responsible Sourcing

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1.0 Senior Management Support

Turning policy and values into a programme that promotes the legal and responsible sourcing of forest products inevitably requires management support. Any activity that is seen as not being central ...

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4.2 Communicating Progress

Having developed policies and associated activities to deliver them, the organization will then communicate its progress. The mechanisms for communicating progress are the same as for communicating policy. It is ...

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7.5 Source Assessed in the Context of Exports to the European Union

The European Union's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan represents the largest international attempt to use the power of timber-consuming countries to reduce the extent of illegal ...

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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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8.4 Steps to Exercise Due Diligence

Key Points in Excercising Due Diligence The first step in reducing risk of illegally sourced timber entering your supply chain is to perform an assessment to rate the level ...

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0.1 What Is a Responsible Sourcing Programme?

A responsible sourcing programme for forest products should aim to improve the environmental and social performance of the supply base by ending the purchase of products that contain timber ...

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Defining “Illegal Logging”

WWF defines illegal logging, related trade, and corruption as occurring when timber is harvested or traded in violation of relevant national or sub-national laws or where access to forest resources ...

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3.3 Examples of a Responsible Forest Products Sourcing Policy

Example 1 This organization is committed to the responsible sourcing of forest products. Our long-term intention is that all timber used in products that we purchase or specify is ...

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0.0 Introduction

Since the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN) first published its Guide to Responsible Sourcing of Forest Products and the closely associated Keep It Legal manual as paper documents, there ...

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5.0 Establishing Traceability

When implementing a responsible sourcing programme, an organization should draw up an action plan and define SMART targets to serve as steps toward achieving the stated policy goals. The use ...

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