A public-private initiative to reduce illegal logging through supporting the supply of legal forest products. The Alliance seeks to raise awareness of demand-side legality requirements, produce practical tools to help forest products supply chains to screen out illegal wood, and demonstrate compliance with legality requirements. One of these tools is the Risk Information Tool, which Tool provides information on forest product source countries and species to help buyers make informed sourcing decisions and conduct due care and due diligence (though using the tool does not constitute due care or due diligence). The country pages provide an overview of the country’s forest resources and forest management, laws pertaining to wood processing and trade, production status, in-country contacts, and transparency indicators. The species pages provide information on uses, CITES status, endangered status, where the species can be found, and the associated risks of sourcing the species. The Risk Tool also provides background information on forest legality, including information on forest product importation laws, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), export bans and restrictions, and the due care provision of the Lacey Act.
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Supply Chain Focus
The Alliance seeks to raise awareness of demand-side legality requirements such as the U.S. Lacey Act, to produce practical tools to help forest products supply chains screen out illegal wood and exercise due care, and to demonstrate compliance with legality requirements. The Risk Information Tool provides general information on countries and species to help buyers evaluate the risk of illegality of their supply sources.