Proforest is a unique, non-profit group. We support companies, governments, civil society and other organisations to work towards the responsible production and sourcing of agricultural and forest commodities.
At Proforest we’re passionate about helping people produce and source agricultural and forest commodities responsibly. That’s why we support companies throughout supply chains to have positive social and environmental outcomes in the places where commodities are produced.
We help companies take action on responsible production and sourcing, both within and beyond their supply chains. Find out how.
We facilitate collaborations between companies, government, civil society and communities to achieve positive environmental and social outcomes. Find out how.
We build knowledge and capacity for responsible production and sourcing of agricultural commodities. Find out how.
Our work supports agricultural commodity production and sourcing that can deliver positive social and environmental outcomes. This means working with producers and supply chains to have positive impacts for the people and places where commodities are produced.
We work in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia, as well as internationally. Our regional and global team combines local expertise and a global network.
All members of the group voluntarily sign up to a commitment to re-invest any profit to continue the work of the group to advance our shared mission
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Proforest takes part in a number of industry and partner events in all our main regions, and shares new ideas and information that is available across the breadth of our work
We firmly believe in sharing our knowledge, whether new innovations or established best practice.
Proforest offers a wide range of workshops, courses and certificated programmes, combining a blended approach of delivery from online to face to face, fieldwork to webinars
10 September 2019
“The time for ethical supply chains is now”
15 organisations behind the Accountability Framework have called on companies to follow the guidance set out in the Framework to end commodity-driven environmental and human rights negative impacts on the planet. This comes in the run up to 2020, the deadline for many companies to implement their zero deforestation policy commitments. Although many companies have made progress, the majority are still far from achieving ethical supply chains.
Companies are urged to:
Companies have been asking for clear and standardised guidance on how to address these issues in their supply chains and the Accountability Framework, launched in June 2019, gives “ a clear and practical roadmap to implementing ethical supply chains”.
Proforest is a member of the steering committee of the Accountability Framework.
The full Call to Action is available to download in English and Portuguese.
Category: Effective collaboration