Timber Legality Verification
Sitra Global Pte Ltd recognizes that we have a responsibility to the environment and, in particular, a responsibility to promote the responsible management, conservation, protection and restoration of the world’s forests. As a leading brand-centric distributor of quality wood-based products and lifestyle outdoor furniture, we are positioned to influence the supply and demand in the global market for wood-based products, and thus contribute to the development of environmental solutions that influence responsible forest management. Our company fully supports responsible forest management practices that promote ecosystem sustainability, and long-term social and economic benefits.
We will achieve this policy through the means of a stepwise approach to responsible purchasing of forest products, believing that this is a pragmatic and workable mechanism. In the absence of certified sources under responsible forest management certification scheme, we prefer to do business with suppliers who are legally verified or participants of legality compliance schemes in places such as Indonesia, where support from responsible buyers is the key to a sustainable market of wood products.
Toward these ends, Sitra Global Pte Ltd hereby establishes the following policy commitments:
Sitra Global Pte Ltd and our subsidiaries companies will work with all vendors and associated suppliers to trace the origin of our product;
traceability in the forest product supply chain is crucial to assessing whether or not the forest products used were derived through environmentally responsible, means our company will attempt to determine not just where current products were purchased, but where they were harvested, taking into account the possible necessity for third-party verification.
Sitra Global Pte Ltd and our subsidiaries companies will require that all vendors and associated suppliers demonstrate compliance with all legal requirements for forest management, harvest, manufacturing and trade, with third party verification in areas/trades we determine as high risk;
our company will work to ensure that no market advantage is realized by entities that circumvent the law, and encourage support for forest conservation, protection and environmental law enforcement mechanisms.
Sitra Global Pte Ltd and our subsidiaries companies will work with our suppliers towards eliminating its purchase of wood, paper and other forest products from high conservation value forests unless these operations are legitimately certified or committed to progressing towards certification within a reasonable time-frame and in accordance with a written action plan;
we intend to expedite the transition away from forest harvesting practices that lead to environmental degradation and will embrace a scientifically legitimate, land-based assessment to identify and appropriately manage forests that contain exceptional environmental value. We will remain aware of controversial source areas that may be identified by internal and external stakeholders.
Sitra Global Pte Ltd and our subsidiaries companies will give purchasing preference to products from legally verified, well-managed forests and those from suppliers that have made a commitment to progress towards legitimate certification;
we promote the development of markets for environmentally preferable products by supporting certification of best management practices through the purchase of legally verified forest products. Our company will promote the sourcing of products from forests which are committed to a transparent stepwise process to achieve legitimate certification.
Sitra Global Pte Ltd and our subsidiaries companies will promote the efficient use of wood, paper and other forest products;
our company intends to contribute to efforts that maximize use of the entire fiber resource.
Sitra Global Pte Ltd and our subsidiaries will seek to maintain open communications and collaborative relationships with all stakeholders interested in our environmental performance;
we provide standardized information about our environmental performance on an annual basis. Our company will seek the views of key stakeholders when assessing performance of this policy and related programs and in the development of new policy and targets.
Sitra Global Pte Ltd and our subsidiaries not to be directly or indirectly involved in the following activities:
a) Illegal logging or the trade in illegal wood or forest products;
b) Violation of traditional and human rights in forestry operations;
c) Destruction of high conservation values in forestry operations;
d) Significant conversion of forests to plantations or non-forest use;
e) Introduction of genetically modified organisms in forestry operations;
f) Violation of any of the ILO Core Conventions as defined in the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.