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 has produced a wide range of publications, ranging from in-depth assessments and reports to practical guides, toolkits, and books and guidance notes for a more general audience
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
1 October 2019
Many companies in agricultural commodity supply chains have made commitments to responsible sourcing of commodities. This includes, for example, taking action to reduce deforestation, improve labour conditions, support smallholder producers and respect human rights. There are many ways in which companies can do this and it is clear that, in many cases, they need to collaborate with other companies, government agencies and civil society organisations to deliver their commitments and have large-scale impact.
This new version (first version published in 2019) has incorporated feedback and experiences of companies and other stakeholders to advance understanding on how companies can engage.
Download: Engaging with Landscape Initiatives: 2020 version [ENGLISH]
This is part of a series of documents about engaging with landscape initiatives. Download the others below.