Trade timber online
A platform to facilitate the procurement of responsible timber products from producers worldwide.
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.
Contact BVRio for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Conducted by experienced timber classifiers.
Engage specialised forest auditors to verify your chain of custody and assist you in the due diligence of your timber products.
Accounts receivable finance using your timber supply contracts as collateral.
EXPORTING AND LOGISTICS
Contract for all integrated logistics, exporting processes, dispatch, and handling, from specialised service providers.
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.
The Timber Exchange and its Due Diligence and Risk Assessment was developed with inputs from a series of organisations. An advisory board was created with individuals from the following organisations.
News about the sector
Follow the latest news on timber legality and trade.
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[…]
BVRio Environmental Exchange will participate in a couple of events during the UN Climate Change Conference COP22, Marrakech: Launch event of the Amazonas Environmental Services Registry – hosted by the Government of Amazonas State, Fundação Amazonas Sustentável and BVRio. The objective of the event is to announce the Amazonas Environmental Services Registry, an online platform of[…]
Organization achieves its second international award in less than 1 year Rio de Janeiro 6th October, 2014 – The Rio de Janeiro’s Environmental Exchange BVRiowas invited to participate in the World Summit of Regions for Climate, organized by the Regions for Climate Action (R20), which will receive the certificate of “Climate Action Leader” in recognition of the work[…]
Free, on line due diligence system New version adapted for the Sisflora 2 timber control system of Pará state. System able to predict more than 99% of infractions before they are detected by the Brazilian Environmental Agency (Ibama). See video here. This web-based due diligence tool provides immediate feedback on the legality of Brazilian tropical timber, assisting[…]
BVRio Institute, April 2016 The Brazilian timber sector is responsible for the extraction of more than 13 million m3 of hardwood logs from Amazonian rainforests. These logs, in turn, feed a wood processing industry that around R$ 8 billion in annual revenue. However, the importance of the timber sector has decreased, with decreasing timber volumes[…]
BVRio becomes the first organization worldwide that adopted the Regis blockchain technology for building their decentralized registries of timber trading records Blockchain is a distributed database that maintains a continuously-growing list of data records protected against tampering and revision. It is the technology used for the creation and trading of bitcoins, but its uses are much more diverse.[…]
BVRio’s system previously detected these frauds Interpol issued this week a Purple Notice about illegal timber trading activities involving four timber producers in Brazil. BVRio’s Due Diligence and Risk Assesment System already had a ‘high risk’ rating for these companies since 2015. Be diligent – check it ! About Interpol’s Notices Interpol Notices are international requests for[…]
Tuesday , 2nd August, 15h GMT (10am EST) BVRio Institute invites you to participate in a Webinar for the publication of a new report on “Using big data to detect illegality in the tropical timber sector”. The report describes analyses conducted by BVRio’s Due Diligence and Risk Assessment System, cross-checking a wide range of data bases of[…]
BVRio Institute (iBVRio) published a new report about the legality status of tropical timber produced in the Brazilian Amazon (Using big data to detect illegality in the tropical timber sector). The analysis conducted found that more than 40% of the forest management operations in the Pará e Mato Grosso states are likely to be involved[…]