Both the US and EU have laws which make it an offence to import wood which was illegally sourced overseas. Most consumers also expect their wood to have been produced sustainably and without violating human rights.
At present, these laws and these consumers are not being respected.
Contrary to their public statements, many companies continue to import and sell wood which they should not. By doing so, they are undercutting their competitors.
As its name implies, our stories rely in part on leaks from people in the industry itself. If you are aware of or suspect wrongdoing by your own company or a
competitor, we encourage you to come forward. The Timberleaks website provides a means to do this securely and anonymously.