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Glasgow Partner Forest Design Competition

In collaboration with the GIA, Pilot Projects, SEDA, and Glasgow City Council

Forest Certification (FC) systems offer a one-stop well-tested general approach to supporting responsible forest management. Through third-party audits of managed forests and chain of custody (CoC) through the supply chain, adherence to standards is assured by certification bodies and can be communicated to the public. FC may be a good first step to help consumers specify and evaluate their own sustainability goals.

1. Create a Project Sustainability Goals summary.

Download the worksheet document and complete the Project Sustainability Goals Summary section and Table #1 to begin structuring your sourcing strategy.

3. Identify Potential Wood Options

Create a preliminary Wood Sourcing Comparison Matrix (Worksheet table #3for each different wood species/source used in the proposal. Use the Levels concept to explore the potential each species has to engage with each pathway. Also see Wood Verification Matrix.

4. Examine Potential Wood Options

Outline the alignment of each species against the eight Sustainable Sourcing Pathways more thoroughly in a in the Wood Sourcing Strategy Assessment Matrix (Worksheet table #4) for each species/source to assess project alignments and opportunities. Use the Levels concept to push towards greater commitment and impact along each pathway, and use the voluntary scores to raise questions and challenge the strategy.

5. Wood Selection Refinement

Iterate wood species and/or sources to optimise as project design, timeline, and/or goals are refined, updating Sustainable Sourcing Comparison Matrix (Worksheet table #3after having completed step 4.

6. Wood Selection Refinement

Assemble an integrative Sustainable Wood Project Strategy report (including outputs from steps 1-5) using the worksheet that builds relationships and synergies between the different pathways to increase total sustainability benefits.

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