The Timber Risk-Map™ is a web-based application that allows you to quickly see legal risks near your wood product supply chains.
Here are seven reasons to make it part of your wood buying process:
1. Know current risks
Though important, by the time they are complete, certifications and audits are based on information that is already in the past. They don’t tell you about your current risk.
The Timber Risk-Map™ is updated daily with information about risk-events in timber supply chains.
2. See patterns of risk at the local level
It’s true, certain forest areas are higher-risk than others. But labeling entire countries (or even smaller jurisdictions) as “high-risk” is rarely helpful, and worse, it robs good forest stewards in those locations of markets.
The Timber Risk-Map™ helps you see local patterns of risk so that you can make decisions based on more accurate data.
3. Understand HOW illegal timber is entering supply chains
The Timber Risk-Map™ helps you understand risk in timber supply-chains on a deeper level.
Each risk on the map includes a description of how the risk occurred, the types of products involved, the species, and when possible the forest origin of these products.
This gives you insight into how legal risk could enter into your product’s supply chain so you can design more effective risk management strategies.
4. Set location-based alerts
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could automatically receive an alert if a risk occurs near your supply chain? Now you can.
5. Stay ahead of risk
The Timber Risk-Map™ includes “hotspots” – places where legal risks are likely to occur next.
This can help you stay ahead of risk and identify where to concentrate your risk management efforts.
6. It’s EASY!
Chances are, you already have a lot on your plate. Understanding current legal risks in wood-product supply-chains is likely one of many responsibilities you carry. Checking the map is a quick and easy way to help with your purchasing process.
7. Built by wood buyers
The Timber Risk-Map™ is built by wood buyers who understand that vibrant wood product markets are key to the sustainable management of forests.