Procurement policy for New Zealand government agencies to address illegal logging and support international sustainable forest management.

Geographical Areas of Interest

Supply Chain Focus


Forest production


Related CHapters

Contact Details

Forest Policy Coordination Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

+64 (04) 894 0679

Information Accuracy

Requires government departments to maintain records that demonstrate verification of the legality of the operations from where products were harvested.


Seeks to ensure procurement of only legally sourced timber and wood products. Provides guidance for implementation through supplier engagement and contract clauses and documentation for the verification of legality; recognizes third-party forest certification as a way to verify legality, as well as legality validation schemes and ecolabels.


Strongly encourages procurement of sustainably produced timber and wood products. Recognizes full third-party forest certification and step-wise certification as ways to identify sustainability.