Risk Tool

Risk Tool

About the Tool

The Risk Tool is designed to make it easier for users to ask informed questions during the process of conducting due care or due diligence on their forest product supply chains.

Regulations in the United States, the European Union, Australia and other markets require buyers to understand the laws governing forest products in the countries where they are sourced.

For both large companies buying high volumes of forest products, and small companies with only a few employees, it can be time-consuming, expensive, and difficult to find accurate information about where wood products come from. The Risk Tool country profiles allow users to search for useful information that is specific to the forest products trade in each country, namely by:

  1. Compiling all relevant legislation and regulation in source countries;
  2. Providing contact information for local authorities, business associations and civil society groups that may be able to assist in the procurement process or answer specific questions; and
  3. Explain some of the most commonly encountered policies.

To find out more about consumer-side laws related to illegal logging and associated trade, please visit the Laws & Policies section of the Forest Legality Initiative website.


This project is made possible with the generous support of the U.S. Forest Service. The contents are the responsibility of the World Resources Institute and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Forest Service or the United States Government.

Contact us

WRI attempts to keep the information featured in the Risk Tool country profiles up to date. However, the legal frameworks and the situation in each country are constantly changing.

Your feedback is always welcome as we work to make the Risk Tool even more useful. If you have any information you’d like to share with us, contact us at forestlegality@wri.org.


Please note that the use of this tool does not constitute due care or due diligence.

Information presented in this tool is the responsibility of the World Resources Institute.

While we hope this tool will prove useful and relevant to people all along forest product supply chains, it is not a legal instrument. Use of this tool does not necessarily constitute “due care” for the purposes of the U.S. Lacey Act. We make every effort to ensure our research is up to date and accurate, but information is not guaranteed. Use at your own risk. The Forest Legality Initiative, the World Resources Institute (WRI), the U.S. Forest Service, and any and all associated entities accept no financial, legal, or other liability that may arise from your use of this tool.