IWPA’s due diligence training course was developed in partnership with the World Resources Institute utilizing U.S. Agency for International Development funding. The course provides attendees with a comprehensive analysis of the requirements of the Lacey Act and other laws relevant to trade in wood products. The course covers compliance challenges, strategies and resources to successfully meet those requirements, and collaborative activities to stimulate dialogue among course participants. The course will be taught at day-long sessions spread around the U.S. in an effort to arm those buying and selling wood products with the latest information about resources and procedures that will allow them to tailor a compliance system to their company’s market niche.
IWPA has developed our due diligence resources and training course to empower compliance professionals working to meet the due care requirements of the Lacey Act and other laws and
provide them with the tools they need to successfully fulfill their role in sourcing decisions,
IWPA Executive Director Cindy Squires.
The World Resources Institute is pleased to be supporting IWPA in developing the Wood Trade Compliance Training and Due Diligence Tools Course, and in turn thanks the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), our supporter and partner in the Forest Legality Alliance (FLA) initiative. IWPA has been a leading voice among FLA’s 130 members, and this course came out of discussions amongst both IWPA and FLA members concerned with practical and effective measures to build industry capacity for compliance with the Lacey Act and other wood legality measures.
Director, Forest Legality Alliance and Government Relations, Forests Program | World Resources Institute Charles Barber
IWPA Wood Trade Compliance Training Badge is for wood trade compliance professionals who have completed the full day training course -- Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Wood Trade Compliance Training and Due Diligence Tools. The course is for CEOs, CFOs, buyers, compliance staff, customs specialists, sales staff, overseas producers and exporters involved in the wood trade.