WWF Japan's 【Responsible Purchasing Checklist】(『林産物調達チェックリスト』英語版)


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 Forest Programme
Tel: 81 (3) 3769-1364 / Fax: 81 (3) 3769-1717 

Terms of Use and Disclaimer on WWF Japan’s Responsible Purchasing Checklist

(Hereinafter collectively called “the Checklist”)

In case different interpretation is possible between Japanese and English “Terms of Use and Disclaimer”, Japanese “Terms of Use and Disclaimer” is considered as real. To read “Terms of Use and Disclaimer. 

  1. Copyright
    Copyright of “the Checklist”, its manual, and other relevant documents that relates to “the Checklist” belongs to WWF Japan.
    It is free to download and use “the Checklist” and other relevant documents that relates to “the Checklist”. If you make any change on the calculating formula preliminarily programmed in “the Checklist”, the evaluated result is deemed invalid as the evaluated result based on “the Checklist”.

  2. Prohibited uses
    The users of “the Checklist” are not allowed to use any explanation (either written or oral) that it could give rise to misunderstandings as if WWF Japan provides any assurance on quality, environmental performance, and/or all other matter regarding the description written by any party and/or evaluated results based on the checklist.

  3. Disclaimer
    Although we are trying to provide accurate information, WWF Japan dose not assure completeness and/or accuracy of information included in the checklist, the manual, and all relevant document.
    WWF Japan dose not provide any assurance on description written by any party and/or evaluated results based on the checklist.
    WWF Japan us not responsible for any loss caused by the use of the checklist, the manual, and all relevant document.

  4. Alternation and stop of homepage related to the checklist.
    WWF Japan has a right to modify contents or stop operation of the checklist homepage without notice. Please be forewarned.