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 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
29 June 2020
Proforest has worked with Mars since 2017 when the company boosted their activities in key origin countries to meet their deforestation-free commitments. With an initial focus on their beef and cocoa supply chains, we began advising and started the partnership by supporting Mars to devise and implement a strategy to land their beef commitments in Brazil and cocoa commitments in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. We later supported Mars in the review and expansion of their beef and soy plans, addressing other key origin countries in Latin America: Argentina and Mexico. The nature of our partnership work with Mars has meant that we can build on supply chain mapping, supplier engagement and existing initiatives on the ground to foster more sustainable supply chains whilst working to meet the company’s sustainability goals.