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New Thematic Guide to Supplier Engagement

Annabelle Dodson

London, UK

Supplier engagement is crucial to ensuring that sustainability policy commitments are being met throughout the supply chain. While a company’s own plantations might comply with its own policy requirements, third-party supplying plantations may not. Having a traceable…

ZSL report finds many palm-oil companies failing to meet 2020 zero-deforestation targets

Eleanor Spencer

London, UK

Assessment summary International conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) is urging the palm oil industry to ramp up its reporting and take greater responsibility for its part in tackling the world’s climate and biodiversity crises, as they today…

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Série de Webinars ESG: Finance durable et foresterie tropicale

Clara Melot

Description La finance durable est cruciale pour répondre aux problématiques du changement climatique, de la déforestation, d’atteintes aux droits de l’homme ou bien répondre aux enjeux des objectifs de développement durable. Avec la croissance des produits ESG* et l’effort taxonomique et de labellisation les…

New Thematic Guide to Traceability

Claire Salisbury

London, UK

Understanding where a company, including all its subsidiaries, sources its palm oil from is an essential component in the implementation of sustainable sourcing commitments – without knowing its origin, it is impossible to verify if it is…

Committed to sustainable palm oil? Analysis of 2019 ACOP reporting by RSPO member companies

Eleanor Spencer

London, UK

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) unites thousands of stakeholders from across the palm oil industry to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil. Each year, Ordinary and Affiliate members are required to submit…

New Thematic Guide to Zero Deforestation

Claire Salisbury

London, UK

Palm oil, along with other soft commodities such as soy, timber, and beef, is a key driver of tropical forest degradation and loss. Deforestation of carbon-rich peatlands releases large quantities of greenhouse gases and is a significant…

Palm oil crushers and refiners: Managing deforestation risk through a supply chain bottleneck

Annabelle Dodson

London, UK

A new report from ZSL (Zoological Society of London) examines deforestation risk through the palm oil supply chain bottleneck of companies with crushing and/or refining facilities. Palm oil crushers and refiners are key nodes in a complex…

New weighting feature launched on SPOTT Dashboard

Sam Ginger

London, UK

The SPOTT Dashboard, an area of the SPOTT website where users can view and download SPOTT data, has a new weighting feature which enables users to view data according to their specific preferences. The feature can be used to increase or decrease the weight of indicator themes or audited versus self-reported disclosures in the most recent SPOTT timber and pulp, natural…

Tropical forestry companies failing to protect millions of hectares of tropical forest

Charlie Hammans

London, UK

Despite international agreements, analysis reveals widespread failure of timber companies to guarantee environmental protections for at least 11.7 million hectares of tropical forest. A new analysis of 100 of the most significant tropical timber and pulp companies, published by conservation charity ZSL, shows that: Over half (54%) do not…

2020 Forestry Transparency Forum reports now online

Claire Salisbury

London, UK

As part of SPOTT’s ongoing work to help address illegal logging and unsustainable forestry practices in tropical forests, SPOTT held the second Forestry Transparency Forums in Douala, Cameroon and Jakarta, Indonesia in February and March 2020. Building on the 2019 series of Forums, the workshops…

ZSL holds 2nd Forest Transparency forum in Douala, Cameroon

Clara Melot

London, UK

One year after the first edition of the Forum, the event gathered twenty-five forestry sector participants, including seven SPOTT-assessed companies, and industry bodies such as the Groupement de la Filière Bois au Cameroun, (GFBC) and…

SPOTT and the Open Timber Portal partner to promote transparency in the tropical timber sector to tackle illegal logging

Caroline Sourzac-Lami

London, UK

Tropical timber markets are increasingly regulated at all stages of the supply chain. Forest codes in producer countries frame the way lands are allocated for timber production, define the requirements for management plans, and set harvesting rules. At the other…

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