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The GFTN Guide to Legal and Responsible Sourcing

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Conflict Timber

“Conflict timber” is a term used to describe timber that is produced and sold to finance armed conflict. The definition used by the NGO Global Witness is “timber that has ...

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5.4 Rating of Suppliers' Compliance with Policy

In an ideal world, once an organization has defined a timber sourcing policy, it could present it to suppliers and they would then follow it. The outcome would be the ...

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9.0 Environmental Status of Supplies - Source Verified

Sources could be legal but still involved in unwanted activities which are in conflict with the corporate responsible sourcing policy. Source verified means that the forest source has been ...

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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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10.0 Environmental Status of Supplies - Credibly Certified Source

The term "credibly certified forest product" refers to timber originating in forests that have been independently assessed and certified as being well managed; that is, they are managed in ...

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13.3 Example of an Action Plan and Targets for a Responsible Purchaser

The initial assessment of the supply chain indicates the baseline from which annual targets have been set, as shown below: Overall Performance Targets Category  Proportion of Forest Products in Supply ...

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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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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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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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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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