The United States is the world’s largest consumer of industrial timber, pulp, and paper, and is one of the top importers of wood from places plagued by illegal logging and poor forest management. U.S. companies can thus be crucial allies in protecting forests worldwide.
GFTN-North America brings together leading companies in the United States and Canada that are committed to responsible forest management and trade. These companies include retailers, manufacturers, importers, distributors and major buyers of wood and paper products such as building materials, furniture, flooring paper and packaging.
GFTN-North America helps participating companies analyze the origins of their wood and paper, assess and mitigate supply chain risk, eliminate unsustainable sources, and progressively increase the volumes of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified and recycled material in their supply chains over time. GFTN’s step-wise approach provides a credible and transparent global framework for companies to set and achieve robust goals around responsible forest product sourcing. GFTN provides technical assistance and training on responsible purchasing policies, timber legality, traceability, supplier engagement, and FSC certification, and helps connect like-minded companies for tangible business benefits.
Join the Global Forest & Trade Network! To find out how to participate in WWF’s GFTN-North America program, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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