Publications

FLA Newsletter No. 15 (August 2014)

This issue of the FLA newsletter includes: updates on FLA's latest activities, Greetings from the new FLA Manager: Chip Barber, The Lacey Act and the governance of the Brazilian forest sector.

Sourcing Legally Produced Wood: A Guide for Businesses

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.

FLA Newsletter No. 14 (February 2014)

This issue of the FLA newsletter includes: updates on FLA's latest activities, DNA Analysis Can Reshape Thinking on Supply Chains, Building Capacity to Implement Legal Timber Trade in Ghana.

FLA Newsletter No. 13 (November 2013)

This issue of the FLA newsletter includes: updates on FLA's latest activities, leveling the playing field for legal timber in Brazil, Lumber Liquidators raid shows companies need to heed U.S. Lacey Act.

Untangling the Paper Chain: How Staples Is Managing Transparency with Suppliers

Staples, Inc., the world’s largest reseller of office products, is in the midst of adapting its sourcing practices to ensure that its products meet not only its own sustainable procurement policy, but the requirements of the U.S. Lacey Act.

FLA Newsletter No. 12 (July 2013)

The twelfth newsletter of the Forest Legality Alliance (July 2013) feature updates on FLA’s latest activities, APHIS Lacey report released, recent publications.

FLA Newsletter No. 11 (April 2013)

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.

International Developments in Trade in Legal Timber

This booklet provides questions and answers on the European Timber Regulation, the U.S. Lacey Act, and the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill.

IKEA’s response to the Lacey Act: Due care systems for composite materials in China

The Forest Legality Alliance series of case studies is intended to show commercial buyers of wood and paper-based products, especially those who trade in species and/or source from places with a perceived risk of illegality, how their supply chains can conform with U.S. legal requirements on importing certain types of wood.

FLA Newsletter No. 10 (January 2013)

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.