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

  Rio de Janeiro, 10 January 2018 – Today, BVRio published a practical guide to facilitate conducting Due Diligence of tropical timber products. The guide, who profiles Liberia, follows the publication of a first guide, published in October 2017, profiling Brazil and Ghana. The objective of these series of practical guides is to summarise the main documents that need to be collected, and how to interpret them, in[…]

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Responsible Timber Trade Fair – Ghana

A unique international event BVRio is organizing the first international timber trade fair dedicated to promoting the trade of 100% legal and certified timber. The Responsible Timber Trade Fair will connect buyers and sellers of legal and certified timber products, focusing on West African timber. The event will be held in Accra, Ghana, 28 February – 2[…]

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2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue

  This Thursday 16 November, BVRio will present the Responsible Timber Exchange at the 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue, which is held in Helsinki, Finland. The 2017 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue will bring together forest sector stakeholders, leading technology providers, innovators and sustainability experts to exchange views on what’s needed, what’s working and where are the opportunities for scaling up application.    […]

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BVRio announces 2020 Goals at “Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World”

Rio de Janeiro, 1 November 2017 – Yesterday, BVRio announced its 2020 targets at the “Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World” Global Meeting, held in the FAO headquarters, in Rome, Italy. The “Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World” Global Meeting is set up to promote the benefits from sustainable wood value chains to sustainable development and highlighting the issues affecting their[…]

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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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This September BVRio travels to Chengdu & Shanghai

Introducing the Responsible Timber Exchange to global timber traders in China 3 – 10 September: Chengdu BVRio will be at the 7th Global Wood Trade China Conference in Chengdu 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 7th Global[…]

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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 participates in Ghanaian learning & sharing mission to Indonesia

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