Voluntary guidelines for the sustainable management of natural tropical forests

Publisher(s)
International Tropical Timber Organization
Topics
  Contracts, E&S risk assessment, Responsible supply chains, Stakeholder dialogue, Transparency & anti-corruption
Audience
  Buyers, Legal advisors, Lenders & investors, Operators, Service providers
General Principles

Voluntary guidelines for the sustainable management of natural tropical forests

  Dec 01th, 2015

The Voluntary Guidelines for the Sustainable Management of Natural Tropical Forests constitute an international reference document for the development and improvement of national and subnational guidelines for the sustainable management of natural tropical forests. They also provide a reference on technical issues at the macro (landscape) and micro (forest management unit) scales. They set out seven principles of sustainable forest management and a total of 60 guidelines withn these principlesa, as well as implementation actions for each guideline based on best practices and existing tools.