Forest Code wins monitoring portalWednesday March 7th, 2018
The implementation of the Brazilian Forest Code gets a new tool: the portal of the Forest Code , developed by the Exchange of Environmental Values ( BVRio ), gathers information in order to facilitate, promote transparency and contribute to the monitoring of the implementation of the law.
“This is a very useful tool for the whole society, which can follow in detail the compliance with the rules in all Brazilian states and also check the level of environmental commitment of large companies. For farmers, the portal brings important information to assist them in regulation, “says the executive secretary of the Center’s Forest Code , Roberta Del Giudice.
The portal was developed with support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation ( Norad ), coordinated by BVRio, and is integrated to the Center of the Forest Code.
The portal of the Forest Code meets standards developed by the Federation of States related to the Environmental Regularization Program (PRA) with information concerning the states and the Federal District, for monitoring and comparing the rules developed by the states. The portal also gives access to electronic tools to assist in the preparation of the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR), an electronic public record nationwide, compulsory for all rural properties.
CAR integrates environmental information of rural properties and possessions relating to Permanent Preservation Areas (APP), restricted use of Legal Reserve, remnants of forests and other forms of native vegetation, and consolidated areas, making database for control, monitoring, environmental and economic planning and combating deforestation. A series of electronic tools are available on the portal to assist in the preparation of the Rural Environmental Registry.
To help consumers, the portal provides access to tools and resources that allow you to monitor compliance with the Forest Code by direct suppliers. They are useful for monitoring the production and tracking of the product until the arrival to the final consumer. They are useful also to encourage companies to define their plans of action and engagement with suppliers, considering the degree of compliance with the Forest Code.