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.
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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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9 February 2023
Companies working to implement commitments for responsible sourcing of palm oil need to engage a large number of stakeholders across their own organisation and their supply base. Wherever they are on that journey, whatever their size or location, companies need internal buy-in for implementation, and to see clear progress across their supply chain.
The Palm Oil Toolkit is a guide to the many initiatives that can help to address key environmental and social issues in the palm supply chain, namely deforestation, development on peat, and exploitation or human rights violations (NDPE). It follows a step-by-step approach for companies to follow.
Aligned to Proforest’s Agricultural Commodity Responsible Sourcing and Production (ACRES) approach, the toolkit provides information on tools available at the key stages of the 5-element approach:
Assess and plan implementation
Understand the supply chain
Engage within and beyond supply chains
Monitor and report
Monitor emerging issues and responses
There is also additional material focused on the case for responsible sourcing of palm oil in China, and the need for gender equality in the industry. The Palm Oil Toolkit is available in English and Chinese
For more information, access to training materials, or to request a webinar for your company, please fill out the enquiry form.
The Responsible Sourcing Toolkits (palm oil, soy and beef) provide a practical, accessible resource for companies to use in training, developing strategy, and supporting implementation of commitments. The Palm Oil Toolkit has been developed by Proforest as part of the Good Growth Partnership’s Responsible Demand Project, thanks to financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through World Wildlife Fund (WWF). We also acknowledge co-funding from UK Aid from the UK government via its Forest Governance, Markets and Climate programme.
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