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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We firmly believe in sharing our knowledge, whether new innovations or established best practice.
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
Proforest has developed guidance for cocoa producers and importers to support the implementation of the upcoming EU regulation on deforestation-free products.
Infographic highlighting our work with coconut and associated challenges of the crop.
Proforest is working with Barry Callebaut and Nestlé to develop a Sustainable Coconut Supplier Scorecard and Sustainable Origins Assessment Template
We have been supporting Mars Petcare since 2017 in the implementation of its beef production policy, developing a set of activities that range from understanding the risks of its supply chain in Brazil and Argentina and engaging...
Proforest is supporting Société de Développement du Caoutchouc Camerounais S.A. (SDCC) to implement responsible environmental and social practices for its plantations, namely Sud Cameroon Hevea S.A. (Sudcam) and Hevea Cameroon...
Proforest provides technical support to several companies to meet certification requirements across various commodities. Two examples in the rubber sector include baseline assessments and certification action planning for Socfin...
In 2010, Proforest conducted HCV assessments for three large-scale forest products companies in Ghana (Samartex Timber & Plywood Limited, John Bitar Company Limited and Logs & Lumber Limited), as an important component of the...
Proforest Africa has worked with Corrie MacColl Limited (a subsidiary of Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited) to improve the sustainability of its Cameroon plantations acquired in 2016. This strategic partnership which began in 2018...
Bringing together companies to develop a deforestation-free and climate resilient cocoa production landscape