Legal and Sustainable Supply Chains (LSSC) for Tropical Wood and Forest Products

International Tropical Timber Organization (2019)

ITTO’s goal is to make a substantial contribution towards the transition to bio-based and circular economies. It is therefore imperative to demonstrate and verify legality and sustainability throughout the entire supply chain from the tree in the forest to the end-product in consumer markets. A holistic strategy complementing existing REDD+ efforts is therefore necessary to address this critical supply gap and to ensure that tropical forests can enhance mitigation of and adaptation to climate change and provision of legal and sustainable products from productive and multifunctional tropical forests. The LSSC programme will provide a suite of targeted activities to promote sustainable tropical forest products and link such products to discerning markets through development of supply chain tracking systems, marketing and communications initiatives.