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Chain of Custody Assessment for Marine Timber Procurement



The general objective of this study was to provide technical expertise in responsible timber procurement to a private client interested in purchasing a large volume of tropical hardwood for marine construction from a legal and sustainable source. Activities included an assessment of different sources of timber according to pre-established environmental and social criteria based on timber companies' track record and paperwork available. A responsible timber purchasing tool kit to inform the Client's procurement systems was also developed. The document presents a set of legal and sustainable criteria and indicators to evaluate the reliability of timber sources, and basic guidelines for chain of custody design for timber of non certified origins.

Clients:
Private

Services:
FLEGT

Geography:
United Kingdom

Date:
2006 - 2005

Keywords:
timber, CoC, chain of custody, forestry, Forest Governance