Toolkit and Training Centre

Training Videos

The below training videos are developed by the project ‘Increasing capacity of CSOs and SMEs to implement FLEGT requirements’. This resource aims to benefit a variety of users, such as timber enterprises, timber associations, non-governmental organisations, institutions working in timber industry who would like to have more detailed understanding of timber legality in relation to the EU FLEGT Action Plan, the EU Timber Regulation, and Chain of Custody in forest sector.

Below each presentation, there is a link to a short quiz to help learners test the knowledge and track their learning progress. You can choose your preferred language, either English or Vietnamese, on top of each quiz when you click on the link.

All videos are also available in both English and Vietnamese.

The EU FLEGT Action Plan – Overview

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The EU Timber Regulation – In detail

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Chain of Custody  – In forest sector

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Quiz on the EU FLEGT Action Plan

Quiz on the EU Timber Regulation

Quiz on Chain of Custody 

Timber Legality Toolkit

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The table below shows the list of tools developed by the project ‘Increasing capacity of CSOs and SMEs to implement FLEGT requirements’. The project aims to give practical assistance to SMEs in the Vietnamese timber industry to trade in legal timber.

The tools listed here are those that are currently publically available, further tools are still in early stages of development and will be made available soon. The tools listed here are also still under development as the project team works with Vietnamese SMEs to trial them and engages other stakeholders for feedback on their effectiveness for risk avoidance and mitigation and user-friendliness. For this reason the team is actively seeking feedback on how the tools can be improved and will happily receive comments by phone or email: +84 (0)43200 5755 and VNFLEGT@nepcon.net

All tools are available in both English and Vietnamese.

decisiontreeENTo make it easier for you to identify and decide which tools to apply for your enterprise, we have developed a toolkit decision tree. Please click here for the visual guidance.

ID Name Description Version Last updated
Informative tools
INF.01 Forestry risk profile Brazil

Annex 1

Annex 2

A concise two-page summary of key facts and points to be aware of when sourcing timber from Brazil. 1.1 5 October 2015
INF.02 Forestry risk profile Malaysia

PENINSULAR – Annex 1

PENINSULAR – Annex 2 

SABAH – Annex 1

SABAH – Annex 2

SARAWAK – Annex 1

SARAWAK – Annex 2

A concise two-page summary of key facts and points to be aware of when sourcing timber from Malaysia. 1.0 25 July 2015
INF.03 Forestry risk profile Indonesia

Annex 1

Annex 2

Annex 3

Annex 4

Annex 5

A concise two-page summary of key facts and points to be aware of when sourcing timber from Indonesia. 2.0 January 2016
INF.04 Forestry risk profile Myanmar

Annex

A concise two-page summary of key facts and points to be aware of when sourcing timber from Myanmar. 1.0 4 June 2015
INF.05 Forestry risk profile Cameroon

Annex

A concise two-page summary of key facts and points to be aware of when sourcing timber from Cameroon. 1.0 12 August 2015
INF.06 Forestry risk profile Vietnam

Annex 1

Annex 2

A concise two-page summary of key facts and points to be aware of when sourcing timber from Vietnam. 1.0 1 June 2015
INF.07 Buying certified timber booklet A short booklet providing guidance on buying certified timber and helping EU companies meet the requirements of the EUTR. 1.1 10 July 2015
INF.09 Rubber wood factsheet A concise three-page summary of key facts and points to be aware of when sourcing rubber wood from Vietnam. 1.0 9 June 2015
INF.10 Plantation timber factsheet A concise three-page summary of key facts and points to be aware of when sourcing plantation timber from Vietnam. 1.0 5 June 2015
INF.12 Record Management factsheet A four-page factsheet outlining why good record management is important and giving practical guidance on how to do it. 1.1 29 June 2015
Templates
TMP.01 Customer letter about project commitment A letter template that SMEs participating in the project can complete and send to their customers to explain the project and what their participation means.

*This template is only available to SMEs participating in the project*

1.0 18 March 2015
TMP.02 Supplier letter for project SMEs A letter template that companies can complete and send to their suppliers to request product and supply chain information, stating assistance is available from the project team.

*This template is only available to SMEs participating in the project*

1.0 22 April 2015
TMP.03 Supplier letter for non-projects SMEs A letter template that companies can complete and send to their suppliers to request product and supply chain information. 1.0 22 April 2015
TMP.07 Log tag Tag used to identify wood in log form, including environmental status; for chain of custody control. 1.0 18 January 2016
TMP.08 Bundle tag Tag used to identify plank bundles, including environmental status; for chain of custody control. 1.0 19 January 2016
TMP.09 Sawmill Control Card Form used to report on wood volume from the sawmilling process, used to monitor conversion factor and waste; for chain of custody control. 1.0 19 January 2016
TMP.11 Preliminary process note Sample of identification card in case pallet notes system used in production for traceability of work  in process ; good for segregation and traceability. 1.0 19 January 2016
TMP.15 Log receiving note Sample of form used to record and control of log entrance mill. 1.0 26 January 2016
TMP.16 Timber entry and exit record sheets Sample of form used to record and control of wood inputs and output; form can be used to report to control entity in Vietnam. 1.1 January 2016
TMP.17 Quarterly material balance report Sample of form used to record and control of wood inputs and output; form can be used to report to control entity in Vietnam. 1.0 01 February 2016
TMP.18 Wood origin sheet Sample of wood origin & information report. 1.0 01 February 2016
TMP.23 Timber Procurement Policy A template timber procurement policy that companies can use a basis for producing their own. 1.0 03 March 2016
TMP.25 Supply chain table – suppliers A table that companies can send to their supplies when requesting information about the products/material they are buying from them. This table has fields for all the information required by the EUTR and is best given to suppliers with TMP.03. 1.0 11 June 2015
TMP.26 Supply chain table – customers A table for companies to complete with information about their products to give to their customers. It includes fields for all the information EU companies will need under the EUTR. 1.0 11 June 2015
Quick Guides
QG.01 Low risk suppliers A two page document listing Vietnam’s main supplier countries which are considered low risk for illegal timber and why. 1.0 9 June 2015
QG.02 Document checklist A checklist to help ensure all applicable documents (as per the Vietnamese VPA Legality Definition) are available, showing the differences between households and organisations. Can be used during purchasing and for internal and external audits. 1.0 5 June 2015
QG.03 Supply chain example An example of a supply chain mapped out, indicating where the level of information is sufficient and insufficient. 1.0 9 June 2015
QG.09 FLEGT readiness checklist This checklist gives companies an overview of the three key capabilities they will need to have to be ready for FLEGT, advice on the performance indicators needed to achieve the capabilities, as well as reference to the tools that can help them get there. 1.0 17 August 2015

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