The Timber Risk Map provides a quick view of legal risks near your supply chains. Here are five reasons to make it part of your due diligence process:

1. Know current risks

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 continuously updated with new data about risk-events in timber supply chains.

2. See patterns of risk at the local level

Illegal wood enters supply chains from all countries and jurisdictions with timber. Categorizing geographies by risk can be misleading, and even worse, it robs the good forest stewards in those locations of opportunities.

The Timber Risk Map  helps you understand local risk patterns so that you can make decisions based on more precise data.

3. Understand HOW illegal timber is entering supply chains

The map can help you understand local risks in detail.

Each risk on the map includes a description of how the risk occurred, the types of products involved, and when possible the species, and the forest origin of these products.

This gives you insight into how legal risk could enter into your supply chain so you can design more effective risk management strategies.

5 ways illegal logs enter wood product supply chains

4. Set location-based alerts

The Map allows you to create your own customized location-based alert system. See how to set up alerts here.

5. Built by wood buyers

The Map is built by wood buyers who understand that vibrant wood product markets are key to the sustainable management of forests.

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