Making steady, tangible progress
Having learned from our efforts to reach our 2010 commitment to achieve zero-net deforestation by 2020, the Coalition and its new approach represents a turning point in the industry that acknowledges previous limitations and embraces new approaches.
Throughout 2020, the Coalition and its members have been making steady progress both internally and externally. In developing and committing to the Coalition Charter, members have aligned on expectations for their participation in the Coalition and their role to play in building a forest positive future.
Furthermore, the Commodity Working Groups have engaged in stakeholder consultations throughout the year to develop the commodity Roadmaps, which are in various stages of completion. Moreover, the Coalition has also been actively setting the stage for government engagement and formalising opportunities for productive, ongoing dialogue with the NGO community.
In a webinar at Climate Week NYC, the Forest Positive Coalition is introduced by the Coalition’s leadership and expert guests.
The first version of the Coalition’s Palm Oil Roadmap is published.
The first version of the Coalition’s Soy Roadmap is published.
CGF members, including those of the Forest Positive Coalition of Action, have joined a larger group of more than 50 organisations who have endorsed a new position paper from the Tropical Forest Alliance calling for the European Union to adopt a “smart mix” of measures to address imported deforestation.
The Forest Positive Coalition is very pleased to have been recognised by the UK Government as a source for positive change to help stop commodity-driven deforestation. In a written response to the recommendations from the Global Resource Initiative (GRI), the UK Government referenced the CGF and its Forest Positive Coalition as two examples of collaborative initiatives which involve UK companies leading industry efforts to build a first positive future.
The CGF’s Sustainability Director, Didier Bergeret, who oversees the Forest Positive Coalition and the Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour, issues a statement on behalf of both Coalitions about their collective commitment to improving the status of human rights in the palm oil sector.
The Forest Positive Coalition launches its Beef Working Group, its fourth commodity-specific Working Group after Palm Oil, Soy, and Paper, Pulp and Fibre-based Packaging.
Eight Coalition members, all based in Europe, sign a collective statement calling for the European Union to adopt stronger legislation to halt imported deforestation.
Marking its one-year anniversary of the launch of the Forest Positive Coalition at Climate Week NYC, the Coalition returned to Climate Week to launch its first-ever Annual Report. This marks a significant milestone in the Coalition’s transparency and accountability efforts.
At COP26 in Glasgow, the Forest Positive Coalition is represented by Coalition member PepsiCo to launch the Coalition’s Landscape Engagement Ambition to transform production landscapes the size equivalent to the Coalition’s combined production-base footprint to forest positive by 2030.
The Coalition releases two documents that can aid companies in their efforts to become forest positive businesses. The “Guidance for Forest Positive Soy Suppliers and Traders” is a document detailing how soy suppliers and traders can adopt and implement deforestation- and conversion-free commitments across their entire soy businesses, while the “Guidance for Forest Positive Palm Oil Suppliers (Own Brand Manufacturers)” details how own brand manufacturers supplying to retailers can implement this across their palm oil supply chain.
The Coalition launches its fourth Commodity Roadmap on Beef, and also issues a “Guidance for Forest Positive Suppliers of Cattle Derived Products (Meatpackers in Brazil).”
The Coalition publishes a deforestation Monitoring and Response Framework to proactively monitor and address deforestation and peat non-compliances linked to palm oil supply chains. The Coalition consulted extensively with actors from across the palm oil value chain, including CSOs as well as the World Resources Institute (WRI) and deforestation monitoring service providers Earthqualizer, Satelligence and Starling.
At Climate Week NYC, the Coalition releases its second Annual Report, which features new data to demonstrate collectively how all Coalition members are reporting on 62% of the Coalition’s ambitious set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as they work to remove deforestation, forest degradation, and conversion from key commodity supply chains.
In a new report, the Coalition advocates for corporate investment in production landscapes worldwide to combat commodity-driven deforestation, forest conversion, and degradation whilst promoting inclusion and improving the livelihoods of local communities. The report shares insights from the Coalition’s 21 manufacturer and retailer members’ experiences investing in priority production landscapes, as well as case studies from several initiatives supported by Coalition members, including those operating in Siak, Indonesia; Mato Grosso, Brazil; and Chiapas, Mexico.