GFTN-Laos is the first GFTN office operating under a collaborative partnership programme with The Forest Trust (TFT, formerly Tropical Forest Trust). The strategic approach of this partnership is to develop a favorable environment for certification of natural and planted forests by:
- Supporting international companies with strong corporate policy on sustainability to create good examples for sustainable forest management and plantation development in Lao PDR;
- Facilitating Chain of Custody (CoC) certification of committed processing companies, and linking them to certified supply base in Lao PDR
- Providing a set of services and benefits (i.e. market links) to participants of the GFTN/TFT program in Lao PDR in order to enhance economic benefits from certification
- Promoting improved forest management practices among small forest owners and community forests
- Exploring and implementing strategies to lower costs of certification
News & Publications
Indigenous communities use innovative technology to protect Bolivian forests
One of the key challenges of the forestry sector is to ensure the legal commercialization of timber ...
No to Throwaway Cups
Civil society organisations around the world are taking action on Thursday 29 September 2016 to ...
Tackling illegal timber trade: Indonesia first country to export licensed timber to EU
On 15 November Indonesia will be the first country in the world to export FLEGT-licensed legal ...
Businesses risk timber resource crunch if they fail to move to sustainable practices
Leading countries that supply timber are at the point of expiry.
WWF and Toyota form global partnership, join forces on Living Asian Forest Project and climate change
WWF and Toyota enter a five-year agreement to accelerate the globe’s transition to sustainability
WWF´s Check your Paper now supports Chinese pulp and paper producers and buyers
Gland, Switzerland - WWF launches the Chinese version of WWF´s global online tool “Check your ...
12 Chinese Forestry Companies Commit to Responsible Forest Management in Gabon
Companies made commitment at launch of the "Sustainable Forest Management Declaration."
WWF report: Slow Road to Sustainability
New WWF research shows that only a handful of leading consumer goods companies and retailers have ...
Leading consumer goods companies slow to deliver on sustainable sourcing
Majority of brand manufacturers and retailers yet to take meaningful action to source required soft ...
Panama presents tracking system for the forestry sector, based on Bolivian model
The innovative tracking project aims to eliminate illegal logging.