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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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7.6 Source Assessed in the Context of Exports to Australia

Aligned with international efforts, including measures developed by the United States and EU, Australia further strengthens its leadership position in the Asia-Pacific region in promoting trade in legally harvested 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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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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7.3 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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14.2 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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11.0 Environmental Status of Supplies - Recycled Sources

The raw material used should be designated recycled if it is either a forest product made from post-consumer recycled fibre (for paper) or wood-based material that is sourced from ...

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13.0 Reviewing and Improving the Programme

The sourcing organization should develop a series of annual targets to serve as steps toward achieving its stated policy goals. The use of annual or shorter term targets can ...

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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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5.1 Traceability

This section provides practical guidance on ways of gathering and assessing data on suppliers, species and timber origin. The purpose of gathering data on species and timber origin is to ...

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