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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 –[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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
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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.