Supporting Companies

We support them to implement their sustainability commitments, both within and beyond their own supply chains, on issues like protecting and restoring forests and natural ecosystems, respecting workers’ rights, advancing gender equality, and engaging with communities and indigenous people. 

Companies need to take action on sustainability both within and beyond their own supply chains. Within the supply chain we help companies to source legal or certified products, with adequate assurances that they were produced responsibly. We help them to work with their suppliers to support better practices further up the supply chain.

For more systemic challenges, like ensuring forests are protected and human rights are respected, it’s often better to collaborate with other companies and organisations in the production landscape or across the commodity sector. Proforest helps upstream and downstream companies work with each other, government and civil society to address these challenges. This often means working beyond their own supply chains on issues that require wider collaboration to address.

ACRES is the Proforest approach to Agricultural Commodity Responsible Production and Sourcing. It is built on 20 years of practical experience helping companies work within and beyond their own supply chains.

Responsible sourcing

We work with companies at all stages of agricultural and forest commodity supply chains to develop and put their sustainability agendas into action, including traders, processors, manufacturers and retailers.

Responsible production

Agricultural commodity production has environmental, social and economic impacts. We’re using our skills to help large and small producers have positive outcomes for the people and places where commodities are produced. 

Interested in finding out more about how we work with companies and producers?

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