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
4 November 2015
The New York Declaration on Forests saw some of the biggest consumer goods, agricultural commodity and forest product companies sign up publicly to the target of cutting natural forest loss in half by 2020 and striving to end it by 2030. More and more companies are making public commitments to source agricultural commodities and forest products from responsible suppliers that respect a range of environmental and social standards.
Yet implementing these commitments in practice is often a complex and challenging process. Many commodity supply chains are long and pass through numerous aggregation, trading, transformation and processing stages. It can be difficult to identify who actually produces the raw material entering a specific supply chain, let alone their environmental and social credentials.
This new guide from Proforest describes our approach to implementing responsible sourcing in clear practical steps. Based on two decades of hands-on experience in this field, this guide will help companies that are embarking on this path, or that are already driving forward the practical implementation of their commitments to responsible sourcing.
Download the guide here