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Global Forest Registry

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleGlobal Forest Registry
CreatorNEPCon; Forest Stewardship Council (FSC); Rainforest Alliance
DescriptionThe Registry is a free tool providing information about the risk of sourcing controversial wood and other forest products from more than 150 countries. The tool is targeted towards companies (producers, retailers, distributors, wholesalers), auditors/verifiers, NGOs and other parties wishing to conduct due diligence on the risks of sourcing raw material from forests and forest products operations in various countries. For example, within the FSC system the Registry can assist FSC candidate or certified operations in verifying that they are not sourcing non FSC certified material from controversial sources, as required by the FSC chain of custody rules and Controlled Wood requirements. However, it may also useful for other stakeholders of responsible forestry, perhaps even consumers. Many entities or individuals (retailers, wholesalers, distributors, etc.) that are involved in timber or non-timber forest products trade wish to avoid purchasing products that will negatively affect forests or create controversy, and thus may use this website to evaluate supply issues within the area they are sourcing from.
KeywordsFSC; controlled wood; risk evaluation; timber trade; certified timber; timber certification; certified forests; forest certification; illegal logging; sustainable forest management
TypeCountry data, Information services
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 Published: September 18 2009 | Last updated: May 30 2013