PUBLICATION: Practical Guide to Conducting Due Diligence of Tropical Timber Products
BVRio just published a practical guide to help buyers of tropical timber screen illegality in the timber sector. The guide summarises the main documents that need to be collected, and how to interpret them, in order to conduct due diligence of timber consignments to be imported from different countries into the US and European markets. The guide complements BVRio Due Diligence and Risk Assessment system, an online system to assist timber traders in conducting the due diligence of individual timber consignments.
The main objective of this practical guide and of BVRio Responsible Timber Exchange is to enable wood traders to screen out illegal timber from their supply base and, through demand-side pressure, help combat illegality in the sector and stop deforestation.
You may read the guide online or download it: