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ZSL research shows palm oil industry must increase transparency to combat deforestation

Imogen Fanning | Eleanor Spencer

London, UK

A new assessment led by ZSL has revealed that more than half of the world’s most significant palm oil companies are failing to publicly assess their suppliers on commitments to sustainability and zero-deforestation. Data summary Published today (Wednesday 23 November)…

Oil Palm and Tropical Peat – Company Commitments and Reporting in 2021

Imogen Fanning | Eleanor Spencer | Claire Salisbury

London, UK

Tropical peatland areas are rich ecosystems crucial for biodiversity, and which deliver a range of vital regulating, provisioning, and supporting ecosystem services. The destruction and degradation of tropical peatland in Southeast Asia, Africa and Central and South America for oil…

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Food, forests, and finance: putting nature at the heart of sustainable supply chains and responsible investment at COP27

Claire Salisbury

London, UK

Against a backdrop of international food and fuel crises, implementing the commitments made last year at the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow is more urgent, and challenging, than ever. Food systems and forests cut to the heart of the…

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Natural Rubber Company Selection Update 

Sam Ginger

London, UK

SPOTT assesses the most impactful producers, processors and manufacturers in the natural rubber sector on their public disclosure regarding the organisation, policies and practices related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Assessed companies are reviewed on an annual basis…

Natural rubber Indonesia ZSL SPOTT sustainability

Natural Rubber Indicator Framework – your feedback welcome

Sam Ginger

London, UK

We would like to invite you to provide feedback to us on the SPOTT Natural Rubber indicator framework ahead of the 2023 assessments. We have edited some indicators either in response to previous feedback, added one new indicator and aligned…

ZSL Morpho butterfly Amazon Rainforest David J Johnston

ZSL Consultancy Request for Proposal – M&E Audit

Annabelle Dodson

London, UK

ZSL invites you to submit your proposal for a new M&E Audit consultancy job. Scope of Work ZSL (Zoological Society of London) is an international conservation charity working to create a world where wildlife thrives. From investigating the health threats…

Thematic Guide to The Living Wage

Claire Salisbury

London, UK

A guide to setting robust policy commitments and reporting on practice in soft commodity supply chains. Download guide This guide is designed to help companies set and report on robust living wage commitments. It is relevant whether you are a…

Le secteur forestier appelé à adopter de meilleures politiques de lutte contre le déclin de la biodiversité

Sam Ginger | David J Johnston

London, UK

Les experts du projet SPOTT de ZSL ont mis en évidence dans leurs dernières recherches l’importance pour les entreprises d’adopter une politique solide en faveur de la biodiversité. Data summary Une nouvelle évaluation menée par l’ONG internationale de conservation de…

Sustainability experts call on timber and pulp sector to adopt stronger policies to halt biodiversity decline

Sam Ginger | David J Johnston

London, UK

A new assessment led by ZSL has revealed that only 2% (2/90) of the world’s leading tropical timber and pulp producers have a comprehensive biodiversity policy. Data summary As record high temperatures are surpassed across the world, ZSL is urgently…

Aligned Accountability ZSL - rainforest photo by David J Johnston

A new open-access platform to bring greater oversight of deforestation risks

Annabelle Dodson

London, UK

ZSL, as a sub-grantee alongside Global Canopy, will be launching a revolutionary platform in 2022 bringing together the best data available on corporate exposure to, and reporting on, deforestation and other related environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The project…

GPSNR natural rubber general assembly

What next for sustainable natural rubber? Reflections on the GPSNR’s 2022 General Assembly

Oliver Cupit

London, UK

It’s estimated that over 5 million hectares of natural forest were converted to rubber plantations between 2003 and 2017 in mainland Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Renewed ambition to tackle deforestation as a major driver of climate emissions was set…

EU deforestation regulation news

ZSL calls for natural rubber to be included in the scope of the proposed EU Deforestation Regulation

Oliver Cupit

London, UK

ZSL (Zoological Society of London) welcomes the proposal from the European Union (EU) Commission for a regulation on deforestation-free products designed to tackle deforestation associated with products placed on the EU market. However, we call on the EU to include…

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