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The GFTN Guide to Legal and Responsible Sourcing

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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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3.2 Main Policy Elements

Responsible purchasers should develop an environmental policy or set of policies that exclude unwanted forest sources. The list of unwanted sources, and the precise terminology used to describe them, will ...

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7.3 Source Assessed in the Context of the US Market

Major marketplaces in Europe and the United States have seen major changes with respect to market access requirements for producers and the role expected of those who import or trade ...

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0.2 Responsible Sourcing Programme Elements

The stepwise approach cannot operate in isolation and needs a supporting process that seeks continuous improvement, similar to that used by environmental management systems. The supporting process requires that a ...

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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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14.5 Guides to Legal Documentation

The following documents provide an overview to the typical areas that need to be covered when assessing the legality of forest products in a given country. In the absence of ...

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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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13.1 Improving Supply Chains and Supplier Performance

There are numerous ways by which to improve the supply chain. This section highlights some of the more common methods and their benefits. The Same, But Better Working with an ...

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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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High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs)

HCVFs may be defined as one or more of the following: Forest areas characterized by globally, regionally, or nationally significant concentrations of biodiversity values, such as endemism, endangered species or ...

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