PRIVATE SECTOR ROLE

  • Provide transparent and timely information regarding companies' supply chains so that the sustainability of their products can be understood and verified.
  • Contribute to operationalizing the definitions and indicators developed by the AFi and monitoring and assessment community in annual reporting.
  • Provide trusted information to investors and finance institutions to assist them in making decisions to stop loaning to bad actors and support good actors.
  • Industry uses a common reporting framework for stakeholders to compare information and hold companies to account.

ROLE OF OTHER ACTORS

  • Broad monitoring, reporting and assessment community continues its work to align definitions and indicators to provide more coherent guidance to companies.
  • NYDF Assessment Partners provide assessments of progress with a focus on trends in private sector impact on deforestation resulting from commodity supply chains.
  • Improve accountability and impact of crop certification systems to boost company and consumer confidence.
  • Governments and companies help scale and secure the viability of transparency platforms in the long-term through funding, engagement, data sharing, and collaboration.

TFA ROLE

  • Through support of the CGF Coalition of Action (COA), assist in facilitating integration of the Accountability Framework and other monitoring and accountability approaches into the COA roadmap.
  • Leverage the TFA Annual Meeting as a forum to share monitoring and accountability information with the broader community.
  • Continue contributions towards building a more robust community of practice across leading monitoring, transparency, and accountability initiatives.
RATIONALE
  • Civil society NGOs play a key role in advising companies on acceptable best practices and analyzing connections between trends in deforestation and company actions and independent monitoring of corporate commitments to deforestation free commodity supply chains.
  • The existence of multiple, often competing, measurement, monitoring and reporting platforms makes it difficult for companies to compare and track their impacts on land and people.
  • Information-sharing among NGOs and companies facilitates improved corporate actions and community uptake of successful practices and interventions.

 

CURRENT STATUS
  • Enhanced capacity exists to understand/monitor what is happening on-the-ground and in supply chains but ways to ground-truth the data are missing; alignment efforts are underway, yet remaining monitoring initiatives and systems compete and cause confusion.
  • The Accountability Framework developed a common set of principles, definitions, best practices and guidance that is supported by a broad coalition of NGOs.
  • The NYDF Assessment Partnership annually assesses progress against the NYDF goals, which demonstrate the gap between making and meeting commitments.
  • Current levels of reporting and transparency by companies are extremely diverse and incomplete, making it very hard to integrate and compare.

TFA Partners

We work with a considerable number of public, private and civil society actors, indigenous peoples, and international organizations to catalyse high-impact partnerships to reduce commodity driven deforestation and build a forest positive future.
SIPEF
Alliance for the Preservation of Forests
JBS
ISEAL Alliance
Stockholm Environment Institute
ABN AMRO
eco.business Fund
Ahold Delhaize
The World Bank
Transitions
Unilever
Tropenbos International
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UN Environment (UNEP)
Walmart
WeForest
Wildlife Conservation Society
Wilmar International Limited
Winrock International
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
World Resources Institute
Yara International
World Wide Fund for Nature
Rainforest Alliance
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Sail Ventures
Sime Darby
Singapore Environment Council
Size of Wales
SNV Netherlands Development
Solidaridad Network
South Pole Group
Zoological Society of London
IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative
State of Edo
Quadriz
SIAT
SOCFIN
The Forests Dialogue
State of Mato Grosso, Brazil
Sustainable Agriculture Network
Terra Global Capital
The Borneo Initiative
The Consumer Goods Forum
The Nature Conservancy
Marfrig Global Foods S.A.
Marks & Spencer
Mars
McDonald’s
Mondelēz International
Musim Mas Group
Natcap Sustainable Solutions
National Wildlife Federation
NEPcon
Nestle
New Forests
OKO Forests
Olam International
PepsiCo
Permian Global Advisors LLP
Poligrow Colombia Ltd.
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Proforest
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
PT. Rimba Makmur Utama
PUR Project
PZ Cussons
Touton
The Development Institute
Temasek
World Cocoa Foundation
WARSI
Procter & Gamble
Government of Cote d’Ivoire
Government of Gabon
Government of Ghana
Government of Norway
Government of the Central African Republic
Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Government of the Netherlands
Government of the Republic of Indonesia
Government of the Republic of Liberia
Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone
Government of the Republic of the Congo
Government of the United Kingdom
Government of the United States
Governor’s Climate & Forest Fund
Grupo Éxito
HCV Resource Network
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Imaflora
Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD)
ISCC
Kellogg’s
Kerry Group
Linger Temu Kabupaten Lestari (LTKL)
Government of Peru
Mekon Ecology
Neste
Norpalm
Pecsa
PINUS
OPIAC
Instituto Centro de Vida
IDB
IUCN
Louis Dreyfus Company
Landscape Indonesia
Lutheran World Relief
Ecotierra
EFECA
Environmental Defense Fund
Fauna & Flora International
Fern
Feronia
Financial Access Capital Partners
Forest Stewardship Council
Forest Trends
Forest Carbon
Fundación Natura Colombia
General Mills
Global Canopy Programme
Global Environment Facility
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL)
Golden-Agri Resources
Government of Colombia
Earth Innovation Institute
EcoAgriculture Partners
Daemeter Consulting
Germany
Goldtree Holdings
Conservation International
COFCO International
SPKS
Carrefour
CDP
Clarmondial AG
Climate Focus
Climate Policy Initiative
BVRio Institute
Cargill
Dendra Systems
Code REDD
33 Forest Capital
Asian Agri
Althelia Ecosphere
Amazon Natural Capital Institute
Amigos da Terra – Amazônia Brasileira
Anthrotect
Apical Group Limited
Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd.
Asia, Pulp & Paper (APP)
Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad
Association Interprofessionelle de la filière Palmier à huile (AIPH)
Earthworm Foundation
ECO-OIL
EnvolVert
Forest Peoples Programme
Forever Sabah
Government of Cameroon
CIFOR
CIAT – international center for tropical agriculture
Convergence Tech
Ceres
Centre for Ecological and Community Development (CECD)
Belantara Foundation
Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)
4C Services

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