Working Together for a Stronger Impact

Deforestation has multiple drivers in a given region – agriculture, forestry, mining, natural wildfires and urbanisation, to name a few. For real impact, collective action and collaboration on the ground as well as political engagement at national and regional levels are critical as is strong support from the investment community.

Consumer goods retailers and manufacturers play an important role but cannot stop deforestation alone. Even if all members of the Coalition achieved deforestation-free supply chains for the key commodities, deforestation would still exist due to global demand elsewhere. Everyone – from the private sector across industries to governments to the financial sector, to NGOs, smallholder farmers and local stakeholders – has a role to play, and we are eager to work toward shared action.

A specific Working Group has been created in the Coalition to oversee the Coalition’s communications and engagement activities, particularly focusing on proactive and ongoing collaboration with the NGO community, suppliers and traders, and governments, in order to drive such shared actions.

Committing to Transparency & Accountability

We know that succeeding in the actions outlined above requires transparency, and we are committed to being held accountable for our progress. Importantly, we commit to defining measurable outcomes on which all members agree to track and report individually and collectively. As a result, we will be able to report our progress publicly and we welcome feedback on our progress. A full list of the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Public Information Requirements as detailed in the Commodity Roadmaps is available here.

We are excited to work towards greater transparency and improved dialogue by using a digital platform that will allow the Coalition to interact with the NGO community around the world. This platform, Evergreen, was launched in October 2020.

Through this improved transparency, our ambition is to drive change by building collaboration, both within and beyond our individual supply chains, and creating a credible industry voice that is supported by concrete actions on the ground.

Annual Report 2023

In our 2023 report, we showcase our collective advancements on forest conservation, ecosystem restoration, and community inclusion in the production of palm oil, soy, paper, pulp and fibre-based packaging, and beef.

The report, ‘Perspectives on Progress: Challenges and Insights on the Way to Forest Positive’, marks three years since the Coalition started implementing its Theory of Change. The approach prioritises the sourcing of deforestation and conversion-free goods in members’ own supply chains, supporting suppliers to do the same, and working to transform commodity production landscapes into forest positive areas.

With a commitment to transparency the Coalition shares our collective actions, challenges, progress and learnings from the past 12 months.

In line with being held to account, disclosure on KPIs has increased from 64% to 77% for priority commodities, reporting on actions to monitor supply has doubled, and those tracking steps taken on grievances has tripled.

The Coalition has shown more than ever what our members can achieve when they come together. But we can’t do this alone. Everyone has a role to play, and this report provides practical steps to accelerate collaboration for this critical work.

We invite all stakeholders, including investors, governments, civil society, and other businesses to join us in securing a forest positive future.

Contact Us

For any questions, comments or other feedback about the Coalition, our objectives and our progress, please reach out to the CGF Forest Positive Team.


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