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The GFTN Guide to Legal and Responsible Sourcing

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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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Illegal Logging

Implications for Those Buying and Supplying Illegal Timber Companies that buy products containing illegal timber may do so knowingly or because they have failed to exercise due diligence over their ...

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2.1 Setting the Bar

The initial review should identify what the expectations are of the organization from a variety of view points. To establish these expectations, at least five things must be considered: Regulation ...

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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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5.1 Traceability

This section provides practical guidance on ways of gathering and assessing data on suppliers, species and timber origin. The purpose of gathering data on species and timber origin is to ...

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7.2 Assessing a Source Assessed

To assess the credibility of the information from the supplier, the sourcing organization should consider the following: Does the supplier operate systems that prove the origin of its timber? Does ...

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Questionnaires - Things to Consider

General guidance Suppliers need encouragement in order to complete questionnaires. Below are some strategies, based on practical experience that can help get the questionnaires completed and returned. Contact suppliers well ...

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5.2 Tracking Systems & Databases

For large and complex supply chains there can be a similarly large and complex set of associated data. This leads to the need for a supply chain database, which can ...

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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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3.0 Policy Development

This section deals with the critical issue of how to develop a policy to promote responsible sourcing. This policy will dictate the activities that must be undertaken to deliver the ...

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