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The GFTN Guide to Legal and Responsible Sourcing

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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3.3 Examples of a Responsible Forest Products Sourcing Policy

Example 1 This organization is committed to the responsible sourcing of forest products. Our long-term intention is that all timber used in products that we purchase or specify is ...

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Improving the Quality of Data from Suppliers

Below is a list of common issues that arise when suppliers are asked questions regarding their sourcing of forest products. The list is not exhaustive but gives remedies for the ...

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