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The GFTN Guide to Legal and Responsible Sourcing

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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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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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5.3 Questionnaires

Sending out questionnaires can be a laborious and lengthy process. The number of suppliers that an organization uses and the complexity of the data required has a significant bearing on ...

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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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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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6.0 Environmental Status of Supplies

Figure 1 Having established its data-gathering and storing mechanisms, the sourcing organization can now begin to assess the data received. It is likely that the data will be incomplete ...

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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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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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5.0 Establishing Traceability

When implementing a responsible sourcing programme, an organization should draw up an action plan and define SMART targets to serve as steps toward achieving the stated policy goals. The use ...

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