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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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3.4 Focusing Policy on Legal Compliance

In defining the scope of its sourcing policy, your organization will need to understand the regulation affecting forestry and trade of forest products in the markets where you operate and ...

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8.1 Certified Timber

The Least-Risk Option The simplest way to answer the two questions is to buy timber that has been independently certified as coming from well-managed forests. Practically all forest certification ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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13.1 Improving Supply Chains and Supplier Performance

There are numerous ways by which to improve the supply chain. This section highlights some of the more common methods and their benefits. The Same, But Better Working with an ...

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