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
Our latest news, events and expert insights.
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
8 December 2016
The CEOs of the world’s three leading beverage carton producers – Elopak, SIG Combibloc and Tetra Pak – announced last week that they have achieved their commitment to only source wood fibre that is verified to come from legal and acceptable sources. As members of the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE), the organisations have also met their commitment to achieve Chain of Custody (CoC) certification for their entire supply chains of liquid packaging board.
Proforest has supported the ACE members’ progress towards their targets for the past nine years since they signed their voluntary commitment in May 2007.
We have reported on two targets annually as part of our work to monitor and verify the ACE members’ efforts:
Over time, the ACE members have significantly increased the amount of material they are sourcing which is fully Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. As the figure shows below, the proportion of production plants owned by the three ACE member companies with CoC certification has also increased, from just 6% in 2007 to 100% in 2015. This means that the members reached the ACE target for all their beverage carton manufacturing plants to be certified by 2018 three years ahead of the target.
Proforest’s ninth annual report is available on the ACE website.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the ACE members on their achievement and for their long-term commitment to responsible sourcing in their wood fibre supply chains.
Category: Supporting companies