The timber sector’s new international networking and communications plat
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Calling all innovators! The Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge is a competition that will award Grand Prizes of up to $500,000 for the most impactful and scalable science and tech solutions to combat trafficking of terrestrial and marine wildlife. The Challenge, an initiative of USAID in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution, and TRAFFIC, calls on the global community to deliver bold and innovative solutions to stamp out the illegal trade in wildlife – a crisis for nature and humanity.
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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
This booklet provides an overview of key legality issues in the global wood trade that businesses should consider when purchasing wood and paper-based products.
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.
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.