2010 年 10 月 22日
Responsible Timber Raw Material Purchasing Policy
Asia Timber Products Group recognizes that it has a responsibility to protect the environment. Asia Timber Products Group has adopted the timber policy, which gives some guidelines and tools to ensure the species is good to be used in a sustainable manner, from the forest to the factory.
We will try our best to realize this commitment through the best techniques and information.
Asia Timber Products Group will avoid sourcing the timber from:
Illegally harvested wood;
Wood harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights;
Wood harvested in forests where high conservation values are threatened by management activities;
Wood harvested in forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use;
Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are plants.
In order to deliver the timber policy commitments and achieve a well wood management, Asia Timber Products Group will:
Keep a record of the products for each supplier, e.g. country of origin, tree species, volume etc., revalue the suppliers’ qualification and pick up the best;
Make more effective communications with suppliers and ask for relevant documents or records of legality when purchasing, to ensure that they can be tracked back to the forest origins;
Set up a custody system to ensure tracking of wood through processing;
Encourage and work with suppliers to achieve credible certification in a process of time-bound, transparent, stepwise commitment;
Put forward a five-year action plan to realize the entirely legal purchase step by step.
Asia Timber Products Group will obey all the laws and regulations in China and all the international treaties and agreements in the fields of forests and its products. We will only engage in the activities of legal logging and chasing. We will work with out suppliers to ensure that all the forest products source from the areas where forest logging operations are responsible and certified. We undertake that our percentage of responsible purchasing will increase step by step to one hundred within a limited period of time.
Asia Timber Products Group
October, 22, 2010