PRIVATE SECTOR ROLE
- Downstream companies accelerate efforts to remove deforestation from commodity supply chains across suppliers and continually improve traceability across whole sectors.
- Up- and down-stream companies collaborate and engage together in public-private partnerships to promote integrated land use approaches and policies in key commodity landscapes to address systemic issues.
- Develop commodity-specific roadmaps elaborating time-bound actions.
- Strengthen advocacy and action on sustainable landscapes, safer food systems, and improved livelihoods.
ROLE OF OTHER ACTORS
- Campaigners hold companies across supply chains accountable for taking actions to eliminate deforestation-related practices from all business practices and supply chains.
- NGOs, industry associations, and multi-stakeholder initiatives develop common norms and guidance to improve efficiency and alignment of supply chain sustainability efforts across entire sectors.
- NGOs develop partnerships with companies providing guidance and expertise to assist in addressing the challenges of on-the-ground implementation.
- Avoided deforestation-related activities prioritized as lending criteria for companies.
- Governments engage in dialogue with companies in specific landscapes to understand opportunities for collective action and enact policies, monitoring, and enforcement that facilitates corporate compliance with commitments.
- Support the development of action roadmaps for the CGF Coalition of Action and help build relationships between companies and forest-country jurisdictions (e.g., Jurisdictional Engagement Network).
- Collaborate with industry associations and initiatives (e.g., WBCSD, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry-KADIN)
- Work with various actors to advance increased collective action to address deforestation associated with the beef/cattle supply chain.
- Systemic efforts can be accelerated through collective action by the entire supply chain as individual actions are often inefficient and fragmented.
- Pressure by activists on companies to make commitments to remove deforestation from their supply chains has succeeded in the past and should continue (with increased pressure on laggards) in the future with more emphasis on ensuring commitments are met.
- Individual actions like certification can be undermined by leakage markets.
- Progress made by some leading companies against their commitments, but limited (or unknown) impact on the systemic problem.
- Sector-wide, collaborative efforts have begun to emerge that are shifting the supply chain dynamic.
- Notable examples of engagement in production landscapes have emerged, and there is urgent need to scale-up.
- Tools and methodologies for reporting on progress are available at an individual company level but more timely system-wide information and transparency is needed.
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