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The GFTN Guide to Legal and Responsible Sourcing

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14.1 Introduction

The overall aim for the Common Legality Framework is to support companies and where relevant, regulators in their efforts to improve governance of their forest resources and prevent illegal logging and ...

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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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2.2 Conducting a Baseline Assessment

A preliminary analysis of the organization's current sources of forest products must be undertaken to broadly categorize supplies according to the level of traceability and the environmental status of source ...

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CITES-Listed Species

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is a global response to concern over the trade of endangered species. CITES was enacted in ...

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3.4 Focusing Policy on Legal Compliance

In defining the scope of its sourcing policy, your organization will need to understand the regulation affecting forestry and trade of forest products in the markets where you operate and ...

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14.3 Developing National Indicators, Verifiers and Guidance for the Common Legality Framework

In order to test the applicability of the Common Legality Framework in different legal settings, TRAFFIC led the development of national indicators, verifiers and guidance for a sample of countries including ...

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8.1 Certified Timber

The Least-Risk Option The simplest way to answer the two questions is to buy timber that has been independently certified as coming from well-managed forests. Practically all forest certification ...

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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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7.7 Source Assessed and Forest Law in Producer Countries

The types of information and documentation available will vary by country, as will their reliability. Specific guidance for several major exporting countries is given below. Please Note: These documents are ...

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7.4 Source Assessed in the Context of Exports to the US Market

Exporters can greatly assist their US-based customers in demonstrating that due care has been taken to ensure no illegal timber enters the supply chain. Showing you have taken due ...

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