In the Field

Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-based Products

Forest products are renewable goods that store carbon and have in most cases a lower environmental footprint than non-wood products. Well-managed forests provide numerous ecosystem services and societal benefits. The production of forest products can, however, cause significant negative side effects if not conducted in a legal and sustainable basis.

The World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development have partnered to provide reliable, impartial and technically “easy-to-understand” information to assist sustainability officers and business procurement managers, especially major purchasers of wood and paper-based products, in their purchasing decisions.

Find more information and download the recently updated (June 09) Procurement Guide. download