Supply chains are coming under increasing scrutiny. Was the beef in your burger sourced from the Amazon, where forest is being cleared to make way for cattle ranches? Was the pork in your sausage fed with soy imported from plantations which are destroying Paraguay’s rich wildlife? Some consumers are starting to ask these questions. And the answers matter.
Investors are increasingly pushing some of the world’s biggest companies to commit to reducing their impact on the rainforest, according to new analysis of shareholder resolutions. And many of these resolutions are successful, with more than half (52%) of shareholder requests to address ‘deforestation risk’ in supply chains followed by a company commitment.
Investors are increasingly pushing some of the world’s biggest companies to commit to reducing their impact on the global forests, according to a new analysis of shareholder resolutions, published today [Monday 31 July] by Global Canopy Programme. 
In its third set of annual results, the Global Canopy Programme’s Forest 500 initiative concludes that more government and financial institution action is needed to help companies achieve deforestation-free supply chains
Many retailers are at risk of stocking products sourced from cattle raised on recently deforested tropical forest lands. However, some retailers have relatively greater exposure to this problem – as well as greater power to address it.
Soya: a hot commodity
It takes an incredible amount of intelligence, creativity, and team-work to produce and extract oil from plants grown in the tropics, transport it around the earth, and transform it into something you can buy for a couple of dollars and squeeze onto a toothbrush as the sun rises in Berlin, Beijing or Boston.
International environmental NGO, the Global Canopy Programme (GCP), today announces the appointment of Niki Mardas as its new Executive Director. Andrew Mitchell, who founded GCP fifteen years ago, steps into a new role as Founder Director.
Rainforest Ratings Agency Shows that Majority of Companies and Investors are yet to Recognise Their Role in the Deforestation Economy.
New York Declaration of Forests signatories outperform non-signatories by a factor of 3 to 1 and are improving faster too – but a two-tier marketplace will not ultimately stop deforestation.