GFTN's Guide to Legal and Responsible Sourcing



Posted on 17 June 2010
Only a click away, this online resource is a vital and indispensable tool to anyone who purchases forest products, including processors, importers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.
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GFTN’s interactive Guide to Legal and Responsible Sourcing of forest products combines the wisdom previously contained in GFTN’s resources on legality and responsible procurement into a single, more in-depth resource to help companies develop their own systems to exercise due diligence on legal and responsible sourcing and navigate the complex and fast-changing regulatory and legislative landscape governing trade in timber and timber products.

Only a click away, this online resource is a vital and indispensable tool to anyone who purchases forest products, including processors, importers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. Features of this interactive tool include:
  • Comprehensive and integrated advice on how to develop your own due diligence system to practice legal and responsible sourcing of forest products
  • National indicators and verifiers for legality — GFTN and TRAFFIC's Common Legality Framework — which is comprised of several broad principles of legality, each supported by individual criteria and indicators linking the principle to existing legislation
  • New guidance on addressing legality in major timber producing and exporting countries with a particular focus on developing countries with high biodiversity forests where illegal logging and trade are known to be a significant concern
  • New guidance on market based legislation, including the US Lacey Act, EU Timber Regulation and the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Act
  • Ability to print and bookmark specific sections of interest and search a number of key terms, enabling the user to both easily access the overall concepts and drill deeper on specific issues
  • Instant access other online resources, offering a greater depth to the understanding of aspects of responsible sourcing of forest products.


Only a click away, this online resource is a vital and indispensable tool to anyone who purchases forest products, including processors, importers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.
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