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. Topics covered include trade regulations (e.g., the Lacey Act, the European Union Timber Regulation, and the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition), public and private procurement policies, trade bans, and resources for meeting legality requirements.
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, click here.
Updates on the progress of timber legality programs within China.
An overview of the approach and accomplishments of The Borneo Initiative.
An overview of the Rainforest Alliance SmartSource 360 program.
An overview of the FSC's new online claims platform.
Agenda for the meeting.
A revamped and expanded Guide to the Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-based Products helps businesses develop sustainable policies and seek out sustainably harvested wood and paper products.