To do this we:
- Bring people together in multi-stakeholder initiatives and support them with technical expertise.
- Build understanding and capacity through training courses, mentoring and partnerships.
- Help stakeholders to create robust tools and approaches for producing and sourcing commodities responsibly.
Why do we deliver programmes?
Proforest has provided consultancy services to help companies meet their environmental and social commitments – from zero deforestation to protecting workers’ rights – for more than 15 years. But large-scale impact can only be achieved if localised efforts to improve agricultural and forestry practices are supported by wider changes needed to make sustainable practices the norm.
Our programmes support this broader transformational change. We build the enabling environment and address key barriers to better practices among the private sector, governments and civil society. We foster awareness of the issues, build capacity and promote local leadership of sustainability initiatives.