An introduction to Trase - Transparency for Sustainable Economies

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The Trase platform offers radical transparency for complex and opaque supply chains of forest risk commodities. Try out the platform for yourself or read one of the blogs at the website, or see below for summaries of the blog articles.

Derisking company supply chains to deliver on sustainability commitments  

This blog looks at how Trase can help companies design effective strategies to eliminate deforestation and other risks in their supply chains. Taking the example of Brazilian soy from the Mapitoba region – which is experiencing some of the fastest deforestation in the country – it highlights Trase’s ability to link actors to places throughout the supply chain, as well as its wealth of complementary decision-support capabilities.

Tracking progress on zero-deforestation commitments through radical transparency

Increasing numbers of companies and governments are pledging action to end deforestation linked to production of commodities like soy, palm oil, timber and coffee. But monitoring the positive impacts of their efforts has to date been virtually impossible. This blog shows how Trase can be used to measure how much Brazilian soy is sourced from deforestation-risk municipalities today by companies that have made sustainability commitments, and then track dynamic change over time.

Using big data to track illegality in global timber trade

The tropical timber trade is often seen as irrevocably tainted by illegal production and environmental degradation. But well-managed forests can be an important source of revenue and jobs. This blog discusses how BVRio´s Due Diligence and Risk Assessment system and Trase could work together to help companies and consumers identify “clean” and “dirty” tropical timber.

Supporting governments to help eliminate deforestation from international commodity trade

This blog outlines how governments at both ends of forest-risk commodity supply chains can use Trase to design and monitor strategies to combat deforestation and other sustainability issues. For consumer-country governments, Trase can help identify and locate overseas impacts, as well as which companies and governments to work with on solutions. Producer-country governments can use Trase to monitor policy success, identify hotspots, and build partnerships with downstream actors.