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by Portal Web Editor last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:09 PM
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Tool - WWF Tools for Forest Managers and Wood Sourcing in Asia Pacific by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:09 PM
This WWF site provides tools for forest managers who seeks certification, as well as those who wish improve their forest management. See the "related documents and links" in the box for reports and tools related to the following topics. (1) Stepwise Approach to Certification: A stepwise approach helps forest managers achieve certification through a series of manageable phases, one step at a time. This approach will facilitate assessement of progress towards certification, and at the same time provides a way to differentiate products from forests in transition towards certification to those from poorly or illegally managed forests. See the ITTO report on stepwise approaches and the MIV Toolkit from the box. (2) Reduced-Impact Logging Tool: This tool is a financial modelling software designed for forest managers. It can rapidly compare financial costs and returns expected from reduced-impact logging with those expected from conventional logging, under identical local site conditions. Click on the RILSIM website in the box to download the software free of charge. (3) Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification: CoC certification is a process of tracking wood products from the forest of origin to the point of sale. This will ensure that wood products do come from certified forest. A CoC certification should provide data on species, volumes, and quality, and the system should extend all the way back to the forest ofrigin. Managers of forests and manufacturing facilities can benefit from CoC details for quality management, safety and financial control. See guidance to CoC certification.
Tool - WWF and IKEA - Pathfinder (instruments for developing forest certification standards) by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:09 PM
The WWF and IKEA Co-opeartion Forest Projects website offers access to a series of instruments to support and empower multistakeholder working groups in developing forest certification standards. Activities related to forest certification, including the establishment of Multi-Stakeholder Working Groups, have been developed through a process of ‘learning by doing’. Thus many groups have had to develop their own procedures often by trial and error, and perhaps not always taking the most direct route for success. The PathFinder is an answer to this situation. It presents a series of instruments to support and empower multistakeholder groups in developing forest certification standards. These instruments are grouped under three categories: *Basic elements, *Behaviour in standard setting, *Technical instruments for standard setting. [Available in both English and Spanish].
File Wood for Building Green (Guide) by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:09 PM
"Wood for Building Green" is aimed at architects, designers, developers and building owners and addresses strategies for specifying responsible wood products, and offers resources for achieving wood related green building program credits. It also provides information and opportunities for specifying and sourcing wood products in innovative ways that support healthy communities and forest ecosystems throughout the world. This and related publications are available through Metafore {www.metafore.org}
File Responsible Purchasing of Forest Products (Guide) by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 12:09 PM
WWF/GFTN publication "Responsible Purchasing of Forest Products" by George White and Darius Sarshar, is a guide for organisations wishing to develop a responsible programme for the procurement of forest products. Source of this document at {http://www.panda.org/downloads/forests/finalrpg.pdf}
 
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