Synthesis and a comparative review of public timber procurement policies around the world.

Geographical Areas of Interest

Supply Chain Focus


Forest production


Related CHapters

Information Accuracy

Reviews verification requirements issued by public timber procurement policies in Belgium, Denmark, France, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand and the UK.


Reviews how different public procurement policies define or address sustainability (e.g., through certification systems, providing definitions and guidance, adopting third-party definitions, etc). Provides an analysis of the impacts of public procurement policies on the forests and forest certification.


Social Aspects

Reviews how public procurement policies include, exclude or address social aspects (socioeconomic, cultural and spiritual), compliance with fundamental rights, equality, non-discrimination, and others.