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AFF American Forest Foundation
AOX Absorbable Organic Halogens
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ATFS American Tree Farm System
ATO African Timber Organization
AZE Alliance for Zero Extinction
BOD Biological Oxygen Demand
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
CEPI Confederation of European Paper Industries
CIFOR Center for International Forestry Research
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CO2 Carbon Dioxide
CoC Chain-of-Custody
COD Chemical Oxygen Demand
CPET Central Point of Expertise on Timber Procurement (UK)
CPI Corruption Perception Index
CSA Canadian Standards Association
ECF Elemental Chlorine Free
EECF Enhanced Elemental Chlorine Free
EMS Environmental Management System
EPAT® Environmental Paper Assessment Tool
EPE European Partners for the Environment
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FCAG Forest Certification Assessment Guide
FECV Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value
FICAT Forest Industry Carbon Assessment Tool
FLEG Forest Law Enforcement and Governance
FLEGT Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade
FPAC Forest Products Association of Canada
FPIC Free Prior and Informed Consent
FSC Forest Stewardship Council
GBI The Green Building Initiative
GFTN Global Forest and Trade Network
GHG Green House Gases
GMOs Genetically Modified Organisms (also Genetically Modified – GM)
GPN Green Purchasing Network
HCVF High Conservation Value Forests
IFC International Finance Corporation
IGPN International Green Purchasing Network
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPF/IFF Intergovernmental Panel on Forests/ Intergovernmental Forum on Forests
IPM Integrated Pest Management
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ITTO International Tropical Timber Organization
IUCN World Conservation Union, formerly International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
IUFRO International Union of Forest Research Organizations
LAS Legality Assurance System
LCA Life Cycle Assessment
LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
LEI Lembaga Ekolabel Indonesia (Indonesian Ecolabeling Institute)
MTCS Malaysian Timber Certification System
NCASI National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc.
NGO Non-Governmental Organization
PEFC Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
PEOLG Pan-European Operational Level Guidelines
QACC Questionnaire for Assessing the Comprehensiveness of Certification Schemes
SCS Scientific Certification Systems
SFI, Inc. Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.
SFM Sustainable Forest Management
SMS Social Management System
TCF Totally Chlorine Free
TFT Tropical Forest Trust
TI Transparency International
TLTV Timber Legality and Traceability
TTAP Timber Trade Action Plan
TTF Timber Trade Federation
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
VLC Verification of Legal Compliance
VLO Verification of Legal Origin
VOCs Volatile Organic Compounds
VPA Voluntary Partnership Agreement
WB World Bank
WBCSD World Business Council for Sustainable Development
WCMC World Conservation Monitoring Centre
WRI World Resources Institute
WWF World Wide Fund for Nature