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The GFTN Guide to Legal and Responsible Sourcing

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3.1 Where to Start

There is no right, wrong or perfect set of policies to underpin the effort to achieve more responsible sourcing of forest products. However, it is important that the policy be ...

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4.0 Communications

Key Points - Communications The policy should become an everyday function in the organization The policy should be understood by entities that interact with the organization such as suppliers and ...

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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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2.1 Setting the Bar

The initial review should identify what the expectations are of the organization from a variety of view points. To establish these expectations, at least five things must be considered: Regulation ...

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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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6.1 Dealing with Unknown and Unwanted Sources

Unwanted Source Unwanted sources may have a high degree of traceability or be simply unknown. Where the source is identified, the key information is that the source clearly does ...

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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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14.4 National Legality Frameworks

The following National Legality Frameworks were developed by compiling all available documents constituting the legal framework for the forestry sector in each of the countries and conducting consultations at the ...

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4.1 Communicating Policy

Once a sourcing organization has developed a responsible forest products sourcing policy and implemented a programme of work, it is extremely important that it widely disseminates the information about its ...

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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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