May 7 and 8, 2013, World Resources Institute.
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On November 4, 26 members of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Forest Solutions Group released a leadership statement, committing to significantly scale up sustainable forest management. These 26 members are responsible for nearly 40% of annual global forest, paper, and packaging sales.
To read the full story on WBCSD's website, please visit: http://www.wbcsd.org/Pages/eNews/eNewsDetails.aspx?ID=15949&NoSearchContextKey=true
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The FLA case study examines Staples' Sustainable Paper Procurement Policy in increasing transparency in its supply chains.
This FLA case study looks at community forestry in Honduras.
This case study examines IKEA's risk management approach in China.
Tools & Guides
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.
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.
The FLA Declaration Tool helps to reduce confusion over data entry and help importers to understand and focus on the rationale for the declaration requirement of the U.S. Lacey Act, rather than simply on filling out the form.
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.