WWF Japan's "Responsible Purchasing Checklist"
What is the Checklist?
Forest Products, such as paper and timber, have own origin(s) of forest. WWF Japan’s “Responsible Purchasing Checklist” defines points to be confirmed regarding economic, environmental, social aspects in the forests of origin, as well as provides “how to confirm” the state of forest management.
Evaluation of a forest product by this checklist consist of “traceability” which confirms the forest(s) of origin and “appropriateness of forest management” of each specified forest.
WWF Japan’s Checklist uses 12 principles for appropriate forest management. The 12 standards are of economic, environmental, and social aspects. For each principle, the Checklist gives score based on “credibility” of evidences that justify compliance with the standard. Finally total score is shown as “Grade”.
Who should complete the checklist?
Those have access to information regarding forest management should fulfill the checklist. If you are asked from your customer to fulfill the Checklist, you could fill in “Place of Origin List” and “Place of Origin Sheet(s)” when you have information on the state of forest management. If you do not have information on the state of forest management, you should ask your supplier to fill in the Checklist or correct information that enables you to complete the Checklist.
You should submit “Place of Origin List”, “Place of Origin Sheet(s)”, and “General Evaluation Sheet” to your customer.
Since evidence documents could justify reliability of the Checklist, it is also recommendable to attach evidence documents for fulfilling the Checklist, such as logging permit”.
You can download the “Checklist”, “Manual “, and “Example (case of a plywood) from here.
“WWF Japan Responsible Purchasing Checklist”
Microsoft Excel:258kb/ Last update 2009/1/21
Manual for writing the checklist
PDF:149kb/ Last update 2009/1/21
Example (case of a plywood)
Microsoft Excel:232kb/ Last update 2009/1/21
Microsoft Excel:18kb/ Last update 2009/1/21
- The first audited paper products based on the WWF Japan's Responsible Purchasing Checklist (2009/12/21 : PDF)
In case you have TECHNICAL questions for filling the checklist, you please contact the following for the free consulation.
Institute for Environmental Certification, Amita Corporation
Tel: +81 3 5215 8326 / Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Otherwise, please contact WWF Japan
WWF Japan Forest Programme
6f. Nihonseimei Akabanebashi Bldg., 3-1-14 Shiba, Tokyo 105-0014, Japan
Tel: 81 (3) 3769-1364 / Fax: 81 (3) 3769-1717 Mail: email@example.com
(Hereinafter collectively called “the Checklist”)
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