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Beta version of Forest IQ launches today

Annabelle Dodson

London, UK

Forest IQ is a new database that will provide financial institutions with market-leading data about corporate performance on deforestation, conversion of natural ecosystems and associated human rights abuses. This will enable financial institutions to identify risks and opportunities to help…

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)…

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ZSL Gender Guide Soft Commodity

Thematic Guide to Gender

Oliver Cupit

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 gender equality commitments across all operations, including in relation to…

Natural Rubber Plantation David Johnston ZSL

New research reveals gaps in sustainability reporting for the world’s biggest tyre brands

Sam Ginger | David J. Johnston

London, UK

Thirteen leading rubber manufacturers including Michelin, Pirelli and Top Glove, are ranked in a new assessment led by ZSL SPOTT. This analysis covers the companies’ public policies and commitments relating to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues – a world-first…

ZSL SPOTT timber company selections

Company selection updates for 2022 SPOTT Timber and Pulp assessments

Sam Ginger

London, UK

SPOTT assesses the most impactful producers, processors and traders in the timber and pulp 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…

Biodiversity Conservation and Communities in Forestry

Jorn Struwe | Fabrice Inkonkoy

London, UK

At least a quarter of the world’s land area is owned, managed, used, or occupied by indigenous peoples, encompassing up to 80% of the planet’s biodiversity. Indigenous and local communities can and should be essential partners in the conservation of…

Sustainability in the Natural Rubber Supply Chain

Fabrice Inkonkoy

London, UK

Downstream companies and financial institutions hold the key to driving significant environmental and social changes in the natural rubber industry by committing to and applying sustainable practices and improving sourcing procedures. Natural rubber is extensively used worldwide for…

Palm Oil Research ZSL SPOTT

Palm oil industry unprepared for climate change

Imogen Fanning | Eleanor Spencer

London, UK

ZSL is urging the palm oil industry to take climate change seriously and play its part in tackling the world’s climate and biodiversity crises, as it publishes its annual assessment of 100 of the world’s most significant palm oil companies….

Webinar: Climate Transitions in Palm Oil – Seizing the Opportunity, Managing the Risk

Eleanor Spencer

London, UK

On 1 December 2021, ZSL and Orbitas held a discussion on their latest data and analysis on how climate transitions will affect the palm oil industry, with a particular focus on Indonesia. Orbitas presented the findings from its latest climate…

Moving From Risk to Resilience: Climate Change and the Forestry Sector

Maggie FitzHerbert | Clara Melot

London, UK

The forestry sector is dependent on ecosystem services and stable climatic conditions, both of which are already being impacted by climate change. The entire forestry sector has high exposure to climate risks, however research by ZSL shows that most forestry…

15 additional natural rubber companies selected for assessment

Sam Ginger

London, UK

ZSL currently assesses the environmental, social and governance public disclosure and commitments of 15 producers and processors of natural rubber on its SPOTT platform. In 2022, ZSL will expand in scope to assess an additional 15 companies incorporating, for the…

Thematic Guide to Free, Prior & Informed Consent (FPIC)

Oliver Cupit

London, UK

Setting a clear free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) policy is a vital step for organisations to demonstrate that they commit to avoiding adverse impacts on indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLC) groups. Download guide This guide is designed to…

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