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New version of BVRio Due Diligence and Risk Assessment System

Washington, 18 October 2017 – Today, BVRio launched the new version of it’s Due Diligence and Risk Assessment System at the “Forest Legality Initiative Week 2017“. A powerful new system and functionalities (see video) 1) Conduct timber due diligence following EU TR regulation 2) Supply chain map and assessment of timber lots 3) Risk assessment of suppliers and supply chain 4)[…]

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PUBLICATION: Practical Guide to Conducting Due Diligence of Tropical Timber Products

Practical Guide to Conducting Due Diligence of Tropical Timber Products Rio de Janeiro, 12 October 2017 – Today, BVRio published a practical guide to facilitate conducting Due Diligence of tropical timber products. The objective of the guide is to summarise the main documents that need to be collected, and how to interpret them, in order to conduct due diligence of timber[…]

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Lançamento do Portal do Código Florestal – Entrevista com Roberta del Giudice

Hoje, 10 de Outubro 2017 será lançado virtualmente o Portal do Código Florestal, uma ferramenta vinculada ao Observatório do Código Florestal, desenvolvida para informar, refletir, promover a transparência e contribuir no monitoramento da implantação da Lei Florestal Brasileira. O Portal do Código Florestal é uma plataforma online desenvolvida por BVRio e o Observatório do Código Florestal[…]

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BVRio no Workshop Internacional de Mogno Africano

São Paulo, 6 Outubro 2017 – BVRio estará presente, hoje, na 7ª edição do Workshop Internacional de Mogno Africano, em São Paulo, para apresentar a plataforma da Bolsa de Madeira Responsável aos principais profissionais e empreendedores de madeira no Brasil. O Workshop Internacional de Mogno Africano acontece no Espaço Fit Eventos, São Paulo. O Workshop[…]

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O Observatório da Política Nacional de Resíduos Sólidos celebra 3 anos de existência

  Comunicado Rio de Janeiro, 22 setembro 2017 – O Observatório da Política Nacional de Resíduos Sólidos (OPNRS) celebra hoje, 22 de setembro 2017, três anos de existência. Para os membros do OPNRS, estes 3 anos são motivo de grande alegria, mas o momento é de incertezas. Existem informações de que no próximo ano o governo federal irá cortar mais[…]

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Jakarta Responsible Timber Trading Workshop

Roundtable discussion on the use of an online trading platform to increase market access of responsible (i.e., legal and sustainable) timber products from Indonesia, and support the FLEGT Action Plan September 2017 – The Indonesian Ecolabel Institute (LEI), Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Indonesia, Landscape Indonesia, the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC), and BVRio Environmental Exchange convened a workshop on 18 September in Jakarta to explore how[…]

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This September BVRio travels to Chengdu & Shanghai

Introducing the Responsible Timber Exchange to global timber traders in China 3 – 10 September: Chengdu BVRio will be at the 7th Global Wood Trade China Conference in Chengdu to introduce the Responsible Timber Exchange platform, the due diligence and risk assessment system and its trading activities to major importers, distributers and traders of timber and timber products in China. The 7th Global[…]

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Ghana delegation visits Indonesia to exchange views about the FLEGT licensing process

August 2017 – From the 6th to the 11th of August 2017, James Parker, BVRio’s Regional Director, participated in a Ghanaian learning & sharing mission to Indonesia to prepare for the issuance of the FLEGT licensing for Ghanaian timber. The mission was organized and facilitated by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources of Ghana and Civic Response,[…]

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BVRio participates in Ghanaian learning & sharing mission to Indonesia

Early August 2017, James Parker, BVRio’s Regional Director, participated in a Ghanaian learning & sharing mission to Indonesia to prepare for the issuance of FLEGT license for Ghanaian timber. The mission was organized and facilitated by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources of Ghana and Civic Response, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment[…]