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The GFTN Guide to Legal and Responsible Sourcing

2.0 Supply Chain Review

Supply Chain Review A sourcing organization seeking to become a responsible purchaser, with the full support of senior management, should assess its starting point - the baseline.

Key Points - Supply Chain Review

A supply chain review involves the following elements:

  • Identifying what needs to be achieved in terms of overall targets, policies and processes by referencing standards of best practice and consulting stakeholders.
  • Conducting a baseline assessment to determine the level of traceability of supplies and environmental status of source forests
  • Identifying key roles within the sourcing organization that are critical to the success of the policy and programme

Understanding legal requirements that may apply with respect to the sourcing of forest products. 


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