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A seminar will gather leading stakeholders in the Brazilian Timber industry to present an overview of the industry, its regulatory framework and some of the country’s most attractive trade opportunities to importing companies based in the UK and Europe; and members of the British and the European Timber Trade Federations. Speakers will include representatives[…]
To help traders, distributors and manufacturers of products using tropical timber with the procurement and use of legal and sustainable timber, the CINFT jointly hosts with BVRio Responsible Timber Exchange and CDP a workshop on legal and sustainable Tropical Timber procurement, at 3M6 Meeting Room in Shanghai Convention and Exhibition Center of International Sourcing. Leonel[…]
BVRio presents the Responsible Timber Exchange at the 6th China Imported Wood Exhibition in Shanghai
BVRio will be at the 6th China Imported Wood Exhibition in Shanghai to introduce the Responsible Timber Exchange platform, the due diligence and risk assessment system and its trading activities to major importers, distributers and traders of timber and timber products in China. The 6th China Imported Wood Exhibition will be held in Shanghai Hongqiao Economic Circle – Shanghai[…]
BVRio is pleased to announce its participation to the breakout session “Forest risk in supply chains – a dialogue on how to practically manage risks”, organised by the Rainforest Alliance and Imaflora. The event will take place as a Knowledge Exchange Breakout of The Second General Assembly of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 –[…]
BVRio Responsible Timber Exchange and the Liberia Timber Association (LTA) hosted on 26 April 2017 at the Tera Cotta Conference hall, Congo Town, Monrovia, a workshop to promote the Responsible Timber Exchange as a tool to screen out illegal timber traded from Liberia and promote it in international markets. The LTA was represented by its President and the[…]
Side event of The Second General Assembly of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 – 20th March, 15:00 – 17:00 at the Hotel Royal Tulip Brasilia, Room N The Tropical Forest Economy Workgroup of Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture (Coalizao Brasil Clima, Florestas e Agricultura) is pleased to announce it’s participation to[…]
Building on legality to deliver sustainable timber and palm oil markets Buyers and producers of forest and agricultural commodities, including timber, palm oil and cocoa, will meet with government and civil society representatives from Ghana, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon this month to discuss how legal compliance can support sustainable commodity markets. This is part[…]
BVRio and FSC® Brasil join forces to promote certified products and community forest management in Brazil
BVRio and FSC Brasil signed a cooperation agreement to promote timber products certified by FSC – Forest Stewardship Council® within the Responsible Timber Exchange, launched last year. Furthermore, the partnership reinforces the dissemination of BVRio’s commitment to low impact forest management and the promotion of the legal/responsible timber market in Brazil and worldwide. With the[…]
On the banks of the Tapajós River, in Pará, Cooperativa Mista da FLONA Tapajós (COOMFLONA) is a community forestry project that works with sustainable timber extraction in the Amazon. Since 2003, the initiative has been operating in the region and today employs 150 “managers” – as workers in this segment are known. The yearly production[…]
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[…]
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BVRio can assist market participants to obtain quotations for services that help them to add value and meet the requirements of every transaction.
Services include the contracting of insurance, receivables financing, quality control, field audits, supply chain traceability, and any type of logistics and exporting services. Through partnerships, we can also assist you in contracting timber processing and drying services.
Buyers can also request quality control and timber classification services, to be performed in the country of origin.
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due diligence and risk assessment
due diligence and risk assessment methodology
The due diligence and risk assessment system is based on cross checking large data sets of official documentation, external data sources, and satellite imagery, among others. In Brazil, data sources include the DOF and Sisflora official systems, FSC, Global Forest Watch, Imazon and ICV. Different sources will be needed to analyse legality in other countries.
Documentation is checked to verify compliance with applicable legislation
Status of logging operations are checked with satellite imagery
If necessary, field audits can be conducted
Verification of official lists of environmental infractions, license cancellations, slave labour, etc.
The supply chain of each individual timber lot is analysed according to Key Risk Indicators. The system is based on big data analysis and conducts over 2 billion cross-checks of multiple databases that are updated on a daily basis.