15 November 2022

Verified Deforestation and Conversion-free Methodology

Verified Deforestation and Conversion-free Methodology

Claims of deforestation and conversion free (DCF) and verified deforestation and conversion free (V-DCF) sourcing are made by actors at different stages of supply chains and for multiple commodities. As a result, different approaches are being used, resulting in a lack of alignment and transparency.

Based on Proforest work with many companies, as well as discussions with key partners, including AFi, CDP, Trase and many others, we have consolidated a generic approach to DCF and VDCF, which is set out in this document.

This high-level framework can provide the basis for detailed methodologies for specific commodities and companies allowing for alignment, transparency and consistency, while also recognising the need to adapt to different realities.

Categories: Responsible Sourcing & Production, Supporting companies, International

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