Southeast Asia Responsible Sourcing and Production
Proforest is also supporting the responsible production and sourcing of rubber, rubberwood and sugar. We work with emerging multi-stakeholder initiatives and individual partners to develop responsible rubber production practices. Our work on rubber complements and overlaps with our work on HCV and HCS.
What does the programme do?
Working with regional partners, we use three main strategies:
- We introduce innovative tools for supply chain actors to use for supporting smallholder development through improved agricultural practices while engaging them in responsible production.
- We support regional multi-stakeholder initiatives with technical expertise.
- We build capacity of the private sector, NGOs and auditors to plan and assess responsible production in palm oil, in line with the RSPO Principles and Criteria, and the High Conservation Value (HCV) Approach.
What has the programme achieved?
Highlights of the Southeast Asia Responsible Sourcing and Production Programme to 2016 include:
- Worked with Proctor & Gamble (P&G) to:
- support them in piloting an approach to advancing smallholders towards sustainable production; and
- test a tool for identifying landscape-level HCV risk
- Conducted the first-ever HCV licensed assessor course in the region.
- Conducted an HCV training course in the Mekong region for the first time, in collaboration with WWF-Greater Mekong.
Implementation and funding partners
Our implementation partners include: Proctor & Gamble (P&G), Felda Global Ventures (FGV), Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI), Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB); International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), SHARP Partnership, Wild Asia (Malaysia), Daemeter (Indonesia), WWF-Malaysia, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), FSC Malaysia, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTTC).
Funding is provided to the programme by Proctor & Gamble and through training course fees.