Achieving Zero Net Deforestation
In 2010, our Board approved a resolution to achieve zero net deforestation by 2020. We aim to achieve this through the responsible sourcing of key commodities such as soy, beef, palm oil and paper, so that the sourcing of these key commodities will not deplete tropical rainforests. It’s a big ask, but we continue to work with our members, providing guidance and supporting those who seek early adoption. This is achieved through the publication of sourcing guidelines and our Activation Toolkit, as well as holding regular workshops and webinars. In collaboration with the US Government, we have also recently created the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 to help address deforestation and the sourcing of key commodities, bringing together industry, national governments and NGOs in the largest public-private initiative of this type.