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.
The eleventh newsletter of the Forest Legality Alliance (April 2013) profiles case studies published by the Forest Legality Alliance on Honduran mahogany and IKEA's risk management approach in China. It also discusses the anti-deforestation pledges of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). An additional article suggests some lessons from the Economist World Forests Summit in Stockholm.
The tenth newsletter of the Forest Legality Alliance (January 2013) recaps the Dec. 2012 meeting of the Forest Legality Alliance. It also profiles the third edition of the Guide to Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-based Products, a major WRI publication aimed at assisting purchasing managers. An additional article discusses Disney Corp.'s new paper purchasing policy, and a guest piece from Roberto Waack (Amata) describes multistakeholder initiatives to counter illegal and informal activities in the Brazilian natural forestry sector.