Due Diligence & Risk Assessment system. What’s new?

Are you buying timber from Brazil? BVRio Due Diligence and Risk Assessment (DDRA) system makes it easy and straightforward for you to trace the supply chain of a timber consignment. We help you reduce your risk of buying illegally traded timber and to comply with EUTR and other timber regulations. We also provide a full consultancy service for our clients. We[…]

BVRio organises a Sustainable Hardwood Supplying Conference in China

Sustainable Hardwood Supplying Conference & Global Wood Flooring Conference 7 – 9 November 2018, Huzhou, China   BVRio is pleased to invite you to the Sustainable Hardwood Supplying Conference, organised in collaboration with the China Timber & Wood Products Distribution Association (CTWPDA). The conference will be held on November 7at Nanxun Garden New Grand Hotel, in Huzhou, China. The[…]

BVRio, Landscape Indonesia and LEI announce partnership

BVRio, Landscape Indonesia and LEI announce partnership to expand the Responsible Timber Exchange in Indonesia 20 March 2018 – BVRio, Landscape Indonesia and the Indonesian Ecolabelling Institute (LEI) establish a partnership based on the mutual intention of pursuing sustainable forest management in Indonesia. Under the terms of the MoU, the three parties will work together[…]

Publication: “Trading of timber products from community forest enterprises”

  Rio de Janeiro, 15 March 2018 – Today, BVRio and Imaflora published, with support of the Brazilian Forest Code Observatory, the study “Trading of timber products from community forest enterprises: diagnosis, options and recommendations for the sector“. This study presents a survey of the current situation of community forest management in Brazil in order to identify barriers and opportunities for the sector[…]

BVRio and CDP launch the Chinese version of “Assessing Compliance with the Forest Code: A Practical Guide”

This guide is intended to help Chinese buyers of Brazilian forestry and agricultural commodities to verify compliance with the Brazilian Forest Code in their supply chains Beijing, 13 March 2018 – Today, BVRio and CDP launch the Chinese version of the guide “Assessing Compliance with the Forest Code: A Practical Guide”. The publication is intended to help[…]

BVRio and the Ghana Forestry Commission host the Responsible Timber Trade Fair

Connecting sellers and buyers of legal and certified timber products 28 February 2018, Accra – As part of its mission to promote legal and certified timber from tropical countries, BVRio, in collaboration with the Timber Industry Development Division (TIDD) of the Ghana Forestry Commission, today launched the Responsible Timber Trade Fair (www.bvriotradefairs.org) at the 27th[…]

Responsible Commodities Facility selected for development by the Climate Finance Lab

      Rio de Janeiro, 15 February 2018 – Climate Finance Lab – a public-private initiative for sustainable investment – has selected a new class of investment vehicles to drive much-needed finance to action on climate change. Out of over 100 ideas submitted into a competitive pool, nine new instruments were selected to tackle persistent investment barriers in clean energy, low-carbon[…]

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

  Rio de Janeiro, 10 January 2018 – Today, BVRio published a practical guide to facilitate conducting Due Diligence of tropical timber products. The guide, who profiles Liberia, follows the publication of a first guide, published in October 2017, profiling Brazil and Ghana. The objective of these series of practical guides is to summarise the main documents that need to be collected, and how to interpret them, in[…]

New Year New Projects!

  News   Responsible Timber Trade Fair   BVRio is organising the Responsible Timber Trade Fair, in Ghana from 28 Feb – 2 March 2018. The Responsible Timber Trade Fair is an event for sourcing legal and certified wood products from the West African region, offering the possibility of meeting with potential trading partners in the region. Leading experts will also give[…]

Reverse Logistics Credits semi-finalist of the MIT – Climate CoLab Contest

MIT – Climate CoLab Contest The goal of Climate CoLab is to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to create proposals for how to reach global climate change goals. Each year, Climate CoLab invites people to submit proposals for how to address climate change manageable subproblems, in a[…]