who we are
& what we do

THE ALLIANCE a multi-stakeholder initiative led by the World Resources Institute, with support from the United States Agency for International Development and companies in the forest sector.

Our goal is to reduce illegal logging through supporting the supply of legal forest products.

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Illegal logging has long been an environmental concern, as well as a widespread organized crime and governance problem.  In recent years, avoiding illegal wood has also become a significant issue for businesses in the forest products sector.  The U.S. Lacey Act, European Union Timber Regulation and Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Act require anyone importing wood to know where their products are coming from and take steps to eliminate illegal wood from their supply chains.

Tools & Guides

  • Procurement Guide

    The Sustainable Procurement Guide and resources were developed to assist sustainability officers and business procurement managers, especially major purchasers of wood and paper-based products lacking “in-house” forest and forestry expertise.

  • Risk Tool

    The Risk Tool provides country- and species-focused information to help buyers and importers understand the legal context of the products they buy. The tool helps save time and money in the process of conducting due care and due diligence.

Helpful Contacts

Helpful contacts are experts in issues related to the harvesting, manufacturing, transporting, selling, buying, and tracking of legal wood and wood products. They come from a wide variety of industries, service providers, consultancies, nonprofit organizations, academic insitutions, and government bodies. If you need an expert, look here - and if you are an expert, add yourself to our list.