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 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
17 September 2014
Benso Oil Palm Plantations (BOPP) demonstrated their
commitment to sustainable palm oil production at an early stage, when they
became one of the first companies to join SWAPP in 2012.
Proforest and Solidaridad have been working with BOPP to support the
company’s efforts to achieve RSPO certification since 2011. Following a baseline
assessment of BOPP’s operations in 2011, Proforest worked with BOPP to draw up
and implement an action plan to address the non-compliances by the end of 2013.
We provided training and capacity building for BOPP staff on the RSPO
requirements, and also supported the company in specific technical areas,
including the HCV assessment and social impact assessment.
Throughout the process, Proforest has undertaken quarterly
reviews and has monitored implementation of the action plan, to make sure
progress stayed on track. BOPP successfully underwent a full certification
audit by a third party certification body in 2014.
We’d like to congratulate BOPP on their achievement. This
demonstrates the results of a long-term partnership in which Proforest is proud