Online course on Legal and Sustainable Supply Chains


The Legal and Sustainable Supply Chains (LSSC) course provides up-to-date and comprehensive materials on sustainable timber supply chains and increases awareness of the importance of legality, sustainability and demonstrating the origin of forest products. The LSSC training course has been designed based on the International Tropical Timber Organization's (ITTO) wide-ranging work on the production, trade and use of forest products, especially its Programme on Legal and Sustainable Supply Chains of Tropical Wood and Tropical Forest Products.

The LSSC course contains learning materials on multidisciplinary aspects of sustainable tropical timber supply chains globally. For example, it provides learnings on the implications of the 4.0 industrial revolution technology for the forest sector, the implementation of coding system for trade and market transparency derived from case studies, and the impact of COVID-19 on timber markets. The course enables participants with differing expertise to interact and communicate with various audiences and stakeholders on topics of interest to them.

The course has four modules and participants can study through video lectures, video cases, and reading materials. This course can be useful for participants in a wide spectrum of areas, including policy development, business management, and academic research. Participants who pass a short examination at the end of the course will obtain a course completion certificate.

This online course has been developed by the ITTO as part of the Global Forest Education Project jointly implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) with the aim of advancing forest education worldwide. The project is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).

International Tropical Timber Organization
Publication Date
Tuesday, 01 June 2021
Applicable location
Forest conservation and management
Private sector and industry
Forest law enforcement, governance and trade (FLEGT)
Learning materials