The People’s Republic of China plays a crucial role in the global supply chain for wood products, and many companies rely on the country’s vast manufacturing capacity in their business operations. To better equip timber professionals on the compliance requirements of the EUTR, Preferred by Nature is offering a webinar focusing on timber legality risks and risk mitigation when importing products for which China is the country of harvest.
The event will provide an update on the latest developments and deliver guidance on how to mitigate risks within supply chains, as required by the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR). However, the free-of-charge webinar is also highly relevant to companies outside the European Union dependent on sourcing wood and wood products from China.
The event will be held in English and is scheduled for 10.00 to 11.30 (CET), 29 June 2021
The webinar is hosted by Preferred by Nature’s timber legality experts, Gaojun Zhao and Ditte Steffensen, who will introduce a suite of risk mitigation measures and tools relevant to professionals trading wood and wood products from China.
The tentative agenda includes:
- An introduction to the risk assessment concept developed by Preferred by Nature.
- A brief on the latest national risk assessment for China and an update on the most recent changes that influence timber legality risks.
- A presentation on Preferred by Nature’s risk mitigation tools and guidance for China developed to support companies’ due diligence efforts on Chinese supply chains.
Preferred by Nature has received funding from the European Union’s LIFE programme in support of this event as part of our commitment to raising awareness on responsible sourcing. Learn more about the EUTR and what it means for the European timber industry here.
Preferred by Nature, formerly known as NEPCon, has for more than 25 years developing practical solutions for sustainable land use across the globe. We are recognised by the European Union as a Monitoring Organisation under the EU Timber Regulation and provide a range of sustainability services, particularly within forest impact commodities.