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Risk Tool

The Risk Tool, hosted by WRI, provides an overview of relevant legislations and regulations as well as information about most commonly traded species, in order to help users ask informed questions about where their forest products come from and what issues a buyer might encounter. Users can find country-specific information about relevant laws and local contacts who might be able to help answer more questions.

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SPOTT – Sustainability Policy Transparency Toolkit

SPOTT is a free online platform supporting sustainable production and trade. SPOTT scores tropical forestry and palm oil companies annually against over 130 environmental, social and governance (ESG) indicators to benchmark their progress over time.

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See also this article that talks about how SPOTT integrates data from the OTP: SPOTT and the Open Timber Portal partner to promote transparency in the tropical timber sector to tackle illegal logging

Timber Trade Portal

The online timber trade portal serves as a central point where visitors can find information on the industry and legislation of timber-producing countries, which are mainly located in tropical areas. The platform enables operators to make their own risk analysis and exercise due diligence, on a case-by-case basis, by presenting facts such as forestry sector data, legislative frameworks, VPA processes, etc.

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NEPCon Sourcing Hub

The NEPCon Sourcing Hub helps companies meet due diligence requirements of market regulation such as the Lacey Act, EUTR, and the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Act by providing a complete due diligence system, as well as many risk assessments and tools to support the implementation of a due diligence system.

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Responsible Timber Exchange & Due Diligence and Risk Assessment

BVRio’s Responsible Timber Exchange is an online negotiations platform for sourcing legal and certified timber products from all over the world. Integrated into the platform is a Due Diligence and Risk Assessment (DDRA) system to help buyers evaluate the supply chain of a timber consignment or verify FSC and PEFC licenses.

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Open Land Contracts

OpenLandContracts.org is an online repository of publicly available contracts for large-scale agriculture, forestry and other land-based investment projects. It includes PDF and text versions of contracts and associated documents; plain language summaries ("annotations") of each contract’s social, environmental, human rights, fiscal, and operational terms; tools for searching and comparing contracts; and guides on investment contracts and contract transparency.

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