Guidelines for setting up sustainable public procurement systems for purchasing tropical timber, compiled by the Sustainable Timber Action project. The initiative ended in November 2013, and the Sustainable Timber Action project was taken on by the European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (http://www.europeansttc.com/). The guide offers a straightforward procurement model and suggested language for tendering documents.
Geographical Areas of Interest
Supply Chain Focus
Proposed procurement guidelines build on verified legal origin (through FSC or PEFC certification, or by following the UK Government Timber Procurement Policy)
The procurement model is based on sustainable forest management (through FSC or PEFC certification, or by following the UK Government Timber Procurement Policy)
While social issues are not included as mandatory feature of the proposed procurement model, there is a section that explores how social issues can be integrated into the policy.