Standards for validating health measures definition and content

26-Jul-2020 23:14

There is no single standard supply chain for wood and paper-based products and all supply chains are different.

There are, however, common elements that can be useful to clarify the connections among various manufacturing points, the product flows, and the environmental and social issues associated (figure below).

The growing demand for sustainably produced wood and paper-based goods can lead to improved forest management.

Sustainably managed forests are a renewable source of raw materials; these forests also provide services such as clean air and water, wildlife habitat, and sometimes recreation opportunities (Figure 1).

In what is often described as "sustainable procurement", organizations are looking beyond price, quality, availability and functionality to consider other factors in their procurement decisions including environmental (the effects that the products and/or services have on the environment) and social aspects (labor conditions, indigenous peoples' and workers' rights, etc.) (Environmentally and Socially Responsible Procurement Working Group, 2007).

Seeking out sustainably produced products can improve forest management by: Developed in consultation with multiple stakeholders, this updated Guide and Resource Kit seeks to promote the demand of sustainably produced wood and paper-based products and support procurement managers in making informed choices by: The third edition of this guide incorporates the most up-to-date developments on the legality of forest products, the latest advances in technological and data-management systems to trace and control forest product supply chains, an expanded overview of the social implications of forest products, and updates to the chapters on climate change and recycled fibers.

The purpose of this Guide is to assist sustainability officers and business procurement managers to develop and implement their wood and paper-based procurement policies.

This Guide identifies and reviews issues central to procurement of wood and paper-based products, and highlights resources that can be of help.

There is great variability in supply chains depending on the country, region, or local circumstances.

In the most complicated cases, a sawmill, pulp mill and engineered wood plant are fed by a network of product flows and business relationships.

Seeking out sustainably produced products can improve forest management by: Developed in consultation with multiple stakeholders, this updated Guide and Resource Kit seeks to promote the demand of sustainably produced wood and paper-based products and support procurement managers in making informed choices by: The third edition of this guide incorporates the most up-to-date developments on the legality of forest products, the latest advances in technological and data-management systems to trace and control forest product supply chains, an expanded overview of the social implications of forest products, and updates to the chapters on climate change and recycled fibers.The purpose of this Guide is to assist sustainability officers and business procurement managers to develop and implement their wood and paper-based procurement policies.This Guide identifies and reviews issues central to procurement of wood and paper-based products, and highlights resources that can be of help.There is great variability in supply chains depending on the country, region, or local circumstances.In the most complicated cases, a sawmill, pulp mill and engineered wood plant are fed by a network of product flows and business relationships.It should be noted that not all aspects of potential concern and risk apply to all forested regions of the world.