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New version of BVRio Due Diligence and Risk Assessment System

Washington, 18 October 2017 – Today, BVRio launched the new version of it’s Due Diligence and Risk Assessment System at the “Forest Legality Initiative Week 2017“. A powerful new system and functionalities   1) Conduct timber due diligence following EU TR regulation 2) Supply chain map and assessment of timber lots   3) Risk assessment of suppliers and supply chain[…]

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PUBLICATION: Practical Guide to Conducting Due Diligence of Tropical Timber Products

Practical Guide to Conducting Due Diligence of Tropical Timber Products Rio de Janeiro, 12 October 2017 – Today, BVRio published a practical guide to facilitate conducting Due Diligence of tropical timber products. The objective of the guide is to summarise the main documents that need to be collected, and how to interpret them, in order to conduct due diligence of timber[…]

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Jakarta Responsible Timber Trading Workshop

Roundtable discussion on the use of an online trading platform to increase market access of responsible (i.e., legal and sustainable) timber products from Indonesia, and support the FLEGT Action Plan September 2017 – The Indonesian Ecolabel Institute (LEI), Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Indonesia, Landscape Indonesia, the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC), and BVRio Environmental Exchange convened a workshop on 18 September in Jakarta to explore how[…]

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Ghana delegation visits Indonesia to exchange views about the FLEGT licensing process

August 2017 – From the 6th to the 11th of August 2017, James Parker, BVRio’s Regional Director, participated in a Ghanaian learning & sharing mission to Indonesia to prepare for the issuance of the FLEGT licensing for Ghanaian timber. The mission was organized and facilitated by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources of Ghana and Civic Response,[…]

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BVRio launch of the Responsible Timber Exchange – information for journalists

Rio de Janeiro, 23 November 2016 – BVRio Environmental Exchange (www.bvrio.org/timber) launched today the Responsible Timber Exchange (www.bvrio.com/madeira/negocio/negocio/lista.do), a trading platform to assist traders and buyers of timber in sourcing legal or certified products from all over the world. The platform is integrated with a Due Diligence and Risk Assessment System, to facilitate the screening[…]

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Licenças FLEGT são emitidas para madeira da Indonesia

A Indonésia é o primeiro país habilitado a emitir licenças FLEGT, depois de um processo que começou em 2007. Esse é um marco importante para a União Europeia na implementação do programa FLEGT e um momento importante para os exportadores de madeireira indonésia e para os importadores europeus. O Plano de ação e as licenças[…]

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FLEGT-licensed timber is now a reality

Indonesia is the first country able to issue FLEGT Licences. After a long process beginning in 2007, the first consignment of Indonesia FLEGT-licensed timber arrived in Europe today. This is a major milestone in the EU FLEGT Action Plan and a great achievement for the Indonesian timber industry and European timber importers. The European Union[…]