WRI: 5 Technologies Help Thwart Illegal Logging by Tracing Timber’s Origin

Global Traceability’s RADIX Tree is included in a discussion of cutting-edge technologies to assist in tracing timber. Read the excerpt below:

WRI, Instituto Nacional de Bosques (INAB) of Guatemala and IUCN Mesoamerica, with support from USAID, the European Commission, and FAO recently hosted a workshop in Antigua, Guatemala to explore technological applications for improving forest information management and traceability in timber supply chains. Participants discussed some of the most cutting-edge technologies available today or on the horizon….

[Including] technologies focus on aggregating, analyzing, visualizing and verifying supply chain information:

  • Global Traceability’s Radix Tree is a platform that enables buyers to collect information from suppliers to establish a chain-of-custody. Radix Tree also performs legality risk assessments based on information provided, a required step for compliance with the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR). Furthermore, it also helps users manage their inventory of products and shipments, provide secure encryption and private data storage and import data from multiple formats. Some of its users include Unilever and Bureau Veritas, a leading global certification body.

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