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.