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Responsible Sourcing: A Practical Guide

2015 | Proforest

Responsible sourcing means buying agricultural and forest commodities that have been produced in a way that meets acceptable levels of environmental and social performance.

Proforest has been helping companies to implement their responsible sourcing commitments for nearly two decades. As more companies make commitments to source responsibly produced agricultural commodities and forest products, this practical guide describes our approach to implementing such commitments in practice.

The guide covers the six key elements of our approach to responsible sourcing: 1) Strategic review, 2) Developing policy commitments, 3) Traceability and supply chain mapping, 4) Risk assessment and prioritisation, 5) Engaging suppliers and producers, and 6) Monitoring and reporting.