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Assessing compliance with the Forest Code: a practical guide

Pedro Amaral, Tiago Reis, Roberta del Giudice | 2017 | Observatório do Código Florestal

Companies buying Brazilian forestry and agricultural commodities are under increasing pressure to demonstrate that their products derive from sustainable agricultural sources, and that they do not contribute, for instance, towards illegal deforestation in Brazil. The private sector has huge potential to support legal compliance by promoting sustainable agricultural practices in Brazil in both the domestic and international markets.

This guide aims to help companies to verify compliance with the Brazilian Forest Code in their supply chain. It presents accessible compliance tools - that can be used without the need to involve legal or environmental specialists. It also suggests steps that both buyers and suppliers can take in order to comply with the standards.

NB. the English version of the toolkit will be available to download by April 2017.