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The GFTN Guide to Legal and Responsible Sourcing

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Glossary

Conversion -  Forests conversion involves removing natural forests to meet other land needs, such as plantations (e.g. pulp wood, oil palm and coffee among others), agriculture, pasture for cattle ...

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6.2 Limited Knowledge of Forest Source

For the purpose of exercising due diligence, having knowledge of forest source is an important first objective. If the source is considered to be known, the purchaser knows where the ...

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Defining “Illegal Logging”

WWF defines illegal logging, related trade, and corruption as occurring when timber is harvested or traded in violation of relevant national or sub-national laws or where access to forest resources ...

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14.3 Developing National Indicators, Verifiers and Guidance for the Common Legality Framework

In order to test the applicability of the Common Legality Framework in different legal settings, TRAFFIC led the development of national indicators, verifiers and guidance for a sample of countries including ...

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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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7.4 Source Assessed in the Context of Exports to the US Market

Exporters can greatly assist their US-based customers in demonstrating that due care has been taken to ensure no illegal timber enters the supply chain. Showing you have taken due ...

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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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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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13.2 Setting Targets

The purchasing organization should set two types of targets: one for their supplier and the other for themselves. Action Plans and Targets for Suppliers The action plan for an individual ...

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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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