How to gather and assess evidence to meet the government’s definitions for ‘legal’ and ‘sustainable’ for timber buying.



This framework has been developed to provide support to both procurement staff and suppliers on the provision and assessment of Category B evidence. It:

  • introduces the framework
  • looks at how to assess Category B evidence
  • reviews criteria for evaluating supply chain management and forest management requirements
  • provides checklists for submission of information and evidence;