In order to deliver socially and environmentally responsible sourcing commitments, companies need to understand where the commodities they buy are produced. This is often complex, as there may be many different stages between farmers and the direct supplier.
Our responsible sourcing consultancy
Proforest supports companies through this journey within its ACRES framework: Agricultural Commodity Responsible Production and Sourcing, guiding companies through five steps (view our services by clicking on each step):
Responsible sourcing & production
- Strategy and policy
Strategy and policy
- Setting company responsible sourcing strategy
- Developing and updating company policies
- Understand the supply base
Understand the supply base
- Supply chain mapping and traceability
- Social and environmental risk assessment and prioritisation
- Plan interventions
- Developing timebound implementation plans and commodity roadmaps
- Engage within and beyond supply chains
Engage within and beyond supply chains
- Supplier performance assessment, prioritisation and engagement
- Advice and support on certification
- Support for landscape engagement and upstream projects
- Sectoral engagement
- Monitoring and reporting
Monitoring and reporting
- Support with monitoring systems and KPIs
- External progress reporting
Strategy and policy | Understand the supply base | Plan interventions | Engage within and beyond supply chains | Monitor and report
We encourage companies to take action within and beyond their own supply chains. Within their supply chains, they can act individually and in collaboration with other supply chain companies to engage suppliers and address issues. Beyond their supply chain they can support landscape or sector initiatives in production origins.
See our work
Supporting cocoa companies to implement the EU regulation on deforestation-free products
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.
The Sustainable Coconut Supplier Scorecard
Proforest is working with Barry Callebaut and Nestlé to develop a Sustainable Coconut Supplier Scorecard and Sustainable Origins Assessment Template
Mewah responsible sourcing support
Proforest SEA has been supporting two refineries of Mewah in Peninsular Malaysia for various types of responsible sourcing and sustainability works, ranging from policy review, suppliers engagement and capacity building...
Deforestation risk assessment across the global agricultural supply chain
Tyson Foods partnered with Proforest to conduct a deforestation risk assessment. The assessment concluded that nearly 94 percent of the company’s land footprint is at no to low risk of being associated with deforestation.