Incentivising good forest governance in tropical timber producing countries.

Vision, mission and purpose

The aim of the BMRC is to incentivize good forest governance in tropical timber producing countries. It will do this through promotion of members’ National Sustainable Forestry Systems (NSFS)  and the products they deliver in demand-side markets around the world.  This will aid in securing market access, particularly in light of the growing trend of countries worldwide implementing import controls, and governments and businesses introducing and strengthening procurement policies to ensure the legality and sustainability of timber and wood products.

By raising international awareness of BMRC countries achievements in strengthening their environmental credentials through continuous improvement of their NSFS, the objective is effectively to harness the market to the cause of tropical forest maintenance.

BMRC members submit their NSFS to independent assessment validation and endorsement against internationally accepted criteria for sustainable forestry.

Their timber and wood products will then be authorized to carry BMRC labelling, delivering the message that they:

  • Are sustainable, or progressing to sustainable
  • Contribute to achievement of socio-economic goals
  • And provide for wider environmental benefits.
What we do


Promote Sustainable Forestry Systems


Label & Promote Approved Products


Promote Harmonised Standards


Encourage Investment


Facilitate Collaboration
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The Roadmap

The BMRC Roadmap is the outcome of broad stakeholder consultation. It describes the Coalition’s structure, its aim to win consumer market recognition of members’ Sustainable Forestry Systems and how this is to be achieved.

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The BMRC is led and administered by members for members, with broad stakeholder engagement across its governance structure.

Path to BMRC

Formed to build on and promote tropical countries’ achievements developing sustainable forestry systems.