Supplier evaluation permits you to assess and control the risk that your suppliers' products contains illegal timber.
The evaluation process facilitates good communication with your supplier around these issues. It also builds your suppliers' competencies, enabling them to better support your due diligence efforts.
When is supplier evaluation needed?
You may need supplier auditing if you are sourcing from countries with high risk of illegal harvesting and high corruption levels. In such regions, it is risky to rely on official documents alone, unless the products are verified under a credible scheme.