Category: Publications

Annual Report 2022

BVRio is a non-profit organisation working at the intersection of economic, environmental and social sustainability. Our mission is to design and promote innovative market-based solutions for the benefit of the economy, the environment and people.


Anniversary Publication: A decade supporting waste management initiatives to accelerate the circular economy

For the past decade BVRio has been at the forefront of developing market mechanisms to incentivise producers, such as food and drink companies, to work with the informal waste collection sector to safely, effectively, and profitably remove solid waste from the environment. These initiatives now have a global reach and have evolved over time to help meet new legislation and to utilise new technology.


Anniversary Publication: Promoting implementation of the Brazilian Forest Code

Since our foundation, 10 years ago, BVRio has been at the forefront of promoting the implementation of the Forest Code. To mark this anniversary, we have prepared a summary of our work in this space, including details of our actions of advocacy for the legislation, promotional campaigns, the creation of monitoring tools and market development, engagement with landowners, and more.


Auditing Protocol: Validation Checklist

This Validation Checklist is part of the Auditing Protocol of the Circular Credits Mechanism’s
Standard (CCS) – a set of documents to assist in the evaluation of waste recovery projects
interested in issuing Circular Credits (CCs) based on their activities, through the Circular Credits
Mechanism (CCM).


BVRio Strategic Focus 2021-2025

Unsustainable exploitation of the environment and the world’s resources presents one of humanity’s greatest challenges.

Current models of production and consumption by a growing population are incompatible with global natural resource and production limits. It is clear that new approaches are required in order to protect our planet and halt climate change. There is a need for new thinking to be applied to public policy, legislation, and voluntary corporate initiatives in order to change the current models and help guide countries towards a more sustainable path, and a greener and more inclusive economy.

Our mission is to design and promote new approaches through the creation of innovative market-based solutions for the benefit of the economy, the environment and people.


Practical Guide to Conducting Due Diligence of Tropical Timber Products – Republic of Congo

The objective of this practical 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 consignments to be imported from the Republic of Congo into the US and European markets. It also provides a summary of the main risks associated with timber legality that the due diligence must address, for the Republic of Congo.

The guide, initially published in January 2021, has been updated with information about the Open Timber Portal (OTP), a free online platform designed by the World Resources Institute. The goal of the OTP, as that of BVRio’s Due Diligence guides, is to incentivise legality in the timber sector, by facilitating access to information.