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The GFTN Guide to Legal and Responsible Sourcing

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2.0 Supply Chain Review

A sourcing organization seeking to become a responsible purchaser, with the full support of senior management, should assess its starting point - the baseline. Key Points - Supply Chain Review ...

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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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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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8.0 Environmental Status of Supplies - Reducing the Risk of Trading in Illegal Timber

The simplest way to reduce the risk of trading illegal timber is to buy and sell certified timber. For the majority of businesses involved in the timber sector, particularly those ...

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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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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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7.3 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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14.0 Common Framework for Assessing Legality for Forestry Operations, Timber Processing and Trade

The unsustainable and often illegal logging of timber represents a major threat to tropical forest ecosystems and associated biodiversity. Illegal logging also threatens the livelihoods of local communities and undermines ...

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14.2 The Common Legality Framework's Principles & Criteria

The Common Legality Framework encompasses the legal requirements covering the entire supply chain including forestry operations and corresponding processing and timber trade relating to timber origin, production, transportation, processing and trade, ...

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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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