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The GFTN Guide to Legal and Responsible Sourcing

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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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8.2 Controlled Wood Standards

There is a large overlap between the policy elements and the necessary compliance checks as seen under the sections Source Assessed and Source Verified and the Forest Stewardship Council “Standard ...

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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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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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3.0 Policy Development

This section deals with the critical issue of how to develop a policy to promote responsible sourcing. This policy will dictate the activities that must be undertaken to deliver the ...

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0.1 What Is a Responsible Sourcing Programme?

A responsible sourcing programme for forest products should aim to improve the environmental and social performance of the supply base by ending the purchase of products that contain timber ...

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0.2 Responsible Sourcing Programme Elements

The stepwise approach cannot operate in isolation and needs a supporting process that seeks continuous improvement, similar to that used by environmental management systems. The supporting process requires that a ...

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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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Human Rights Violations

Internal and external stakeholder concerns may identify specific issues, countries, or companies that are extremely controversial or out of step with generally accepted practices. Sourcing forest products from such countries ...

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15.0 Supporting Information

  High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs) CITES-Listed Species  Human Rights Violations  Conflict Timber Defining “Illegal Logging”  Illegal Logging Improving the Quality of Data from Suppliers Glossary Glossary Questionnaires Questionnaire - ...

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