Unique forest values – a generic term to describe areas with unique qualities within the forest landscape that require special attention and treatment. Addressing unique forest values through purchasing policies is very common. We will discuss the different existing definitions of unique forest values and the implications in using these definitions in purchasing.
Responsible forest management – We will discuss the triple bottom line of responsible forest management: environmental, social and financial viability, and benefits. We will cover the different forest management certification systems and how you could use them to implement, document or demonstrate compliance with your sourcing policy.
Recycled fiber – Paper-based products can contain both, virgin and recovered fibers as raw materials. These fibers might come from natural forests or tree plantations with varying degrees of sustainability and social risks. Further, the performance of certain products might be affected by the raw materials. We will discuss balancing recycled fiber priorities vis-à-vis product performance.
The webinar will pull from the WRI and WBCSD’s Sustainable Procurement Guide, a publication seeking to help procurement managers and sustainability officers make informed decisions about sourcing wood-based products.