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The GFTN Guide to Legal and Responsible Sourcing

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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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Glossary

Conversion -  Forests conversion involves removing natural forests to meet other land needs, such as plantations (e.g. pulp wood, oil palm and coffee among others), agriculture, pasture for cattle ...

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Human Rights Violations

Internal and external stakeholder concerns may identify specific issues, countries, or companies that are extremely controversial or out of step with generally accepted practices. Sourcing forest products from such countries ...

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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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6.3 Identifying Known Sources of Forest Products

Product Traceability "Known" Source? Detail and Improvements Traceable to direct supplier. Supplier is not a forest owner or manager (not an integrated company). No Agree on an action plan ...

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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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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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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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13.3 Example of an Action Plan and Targets for a Responsible Purchaser

The initial assessment of the supply chain indicates the baseline from which annual targets have been set, as shown below: Overall Performance Targets Category  Proportion of Forest Products in Supply ...

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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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