This survey is about timber procurement habits in the architectural, interior design and furniture production sectors across Europe. Your answers will help us with the research and market development studies we are conducting into the use of sustainable tropical timbers.

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* 1. Do you use timber/wood in your company?

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* 2. How important is timber in your company? 

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* 3. Do you purchase

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* 4. Do you primarily buy/source your timber from:

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* 5. On a scale from 1 (not at all important) to 5 (extremely important), How important is knowing that your timber goods are responsibly sourced?

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* 6. Do you have a procurement policy within your company when sourcing timber?

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* 7. If yes: which of these does your procurement policy allow?

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* 8. Have you ever heard about FLEGT?

FLEGT is part of the EU action plan to combat illegal logging. FLEGT stands for Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade. The EU's FLEGT Action Plan aims to reduce illegal logging by strengthening sustainable and legal forest management, improving governance, and promoting trade in legally produced timber (source:http://www.euflegt.efi.int/what-is-flegt).

The policy reforms and sectoral improvements that stand behind the licenses are helping ensure that forests contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction while promoting sustainable forest management. Also, the process that makes licensing possible has positive impacts on democracy and justice, jobs and welfare, peace and security, climate change and biodiversity conservation (source: http://www.flegtimm.eu/). FLEGT licensed timber products are allowed to enter the EU market without additional due diligence under the European Timber Regulation (EUTR)

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* 9. Bearing this in mind, do you think it is important that we follow business practices that work to combat illegal logging?

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* 10. On a scale from 1 (not at all important) to 5 (extremely important), how important do you think social obligations should be in your supply chain?

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* 11. Do you think social criteria are important in your procurement process?

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* 12. Do you think your customers would be interested in understanding more about the social impact of the products they buy?

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* 13. If not already, would you be interested in including FLEGT in your company procurement policy?

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* 14. How important is it for you to communicate the environmental benefits/qualities of the products you are selling?

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* 15. How important is it for you to communicate the social benefits/qualities of the products you are selling?

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* 16. Would you buy tropical timber more easily if it came with an internationally recognized license?

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* 17. For premium timber products, to help you achieve the pricing you require, is it important to tell the story of the resource being sold?

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* 18. How important are social and environmental criteria to your client’s specification decisions?

We are working to help the FLEGT process around the world. As part of our funded project, we offer a service free of charge to enhance procurement guidelines for companies. This can further reassure customers and clients on social and environmental criteria.
Our goal is to help companies buy and sell timber from responsible tropical sources with confidence.

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* 19. Would you purchase or use more timber than you currently do, if you had a better knowledge of its origins?

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* 20. Would you like to learn more about how you can achieve a marketing advantage using responsibly sourced timber?

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* 21. Would you like to learn more about FLEGT and its implications for the greater supply of responsibly harvested and verified timber?

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* 22. If you answered yes to one or both of the last questions or if you would like us to provide you with further information about FLEGT, please fill in the following contact sheet. Your contact data will not be used for other purposes than the FLEGT project.

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* 23. Do you have any other comments, questions, or concerns?

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