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.

TFA ROLE

  • 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.  
RATIONALE
  • 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.

 

CURRENT STATUS
  • 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.

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
PT Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk PT
Jeronimo Martins
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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