The timber sector’s new international networking and communications plat
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The introduction of demand-side wood legality policies, such as the 2008 amendment to the United States Lacey Act and the 2013 European Union Timber Regulation, fundamentally shifted business-as-usual for buyers of wood and wood products. To comply with these regulations, businesses must exercise due care to ensure that the operations of their entire upstream supply chain have been legally compliant.
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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.