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Stopping Deforestation Must be at Heart of a Successful Paris Climate Deal Blog 23 Sep 2015 Environmental Sustainability Stopping Deforestation Must be at Heart of a Successful Paris Climate Deal   In 2010 The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) recognised that it had to help its members tackle deforestation in their supply chains. The CGF Board agreed a Resolution that committed its members to achieving zero net deforestation in key commodity supply chains by 2020.   Deforestation is a massive phenomenon that occurs on an industrial […]
Press Release 06 Jul 2015 Ten International Banks Commit to Finance Sustainable Agricultural Commodities by 2020 LONDON and PARIS, 6th July 2014 – Standard Chartered Bank today become the tenth bank to formally adopt the Soft Commodities Compact, which aligns the banking industry with The Consumer Goods Forum’s resolution to help achieve zero net deforestation in their supply chains by 2020.    The announcement was made on Friday at a meeting […]
Fighting for Forests: The Leuser Ecosystem Blog 26 Jan 2015 Environmental Sustainability Fighting for Forests: The Leuser Ecosystem   But as well as providing a unique home for nature, the Leuser ecosystem also provides essential services to millions of Sumatrans.  Their livelihoods and food supply rely on environmental services such as freshwater for irrigation, without which rice production – a staple crop – would collapse.  The forests act as a buffer and as […]
Can Changing How World Trade is Financed Actually Change the World? Blog 09 Jun 2015 Can Changing How World Trade is Financed Actually Change the World?   The work in question is the BEI’s ‘Sustainable Shipment Letter of Credit’, the first product development output of the Compact, which aims to pave the way for banks to promote and incentivise the trade of sustainably produced agricultural (or ‘soft’) commodities such as palm oil, soy, timber and beef.    But how can banks […]
SSCI Senior Manager Speaks at “India and Sustainability Standards” in New Delhi News Update 16 Dec 2019 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative SSCI Senior Manager Speaks at “India and Sustainability Standards” in New Delhi On 20th – 22nd November, Thomas van Haaren, Senior Manager, Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative, attended and spoke at the “India and Sustainability Standards (ISS)” conference, which took place in New Delhi, India. Organised and hosted by the Centre for Responsible Business, ISS brought together over 700 thought leaders, experts, practitioners, and policymakers to discuss sustainability […]
Achieving Zero Deforestation with the HCV and HCS Approach Blog 18 Oct 2017 Forest Positive Achieving Zero Deforestation with the HCV and HCS Approach   Increasingly, consumer goods companies are committing to eliminating deforestation from their supply chains. The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a platform bringing together some 400 consumer goods manufacturers and retailers from around the world, has pledged to achieve zero net deforestation by 2020.   092017 HCV deforestation imageBy implementing no deforestation policies, CGF members can […]