Voluntary corporate commitments


In the past, governments, companies, and NGOs made common declarations and moratoria to reduce and halt deforestation in supply chains. Several companies have made commitments to address forest degradation in their supply chains. These commitments often focus on specific commodities within their supply chains and ecosystems. The commitments are voluntary and monitored by the companies themselves or through certification schemes. The implementation of effective monitoring mechanisms and strong public-private alliances strengthen deforestation-free practices.

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In this publication, we have analysed, compared and evaluated five different approaches to halt deforestation in EU supply chains. To identify the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) of each approach, we have conducted expert interviews as well as an extensive literature review.
How do European livestock farmers know whether forests have been cleared for the cultivation of soy in their feed? So far, feed manufacturers have pretended to be unable to take responsibility for their supply chains. Tracing back the origin of the soy through many intermediaries along the global supply chain was too difficult for them. In the future, however, an EU law could require companies to take responsibility for their global supply chains.

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