The initiative, now part of the Carbon Disclosure Project is designed to create transparency and improve companies’ understanding of the “forest footprint” of their direct operations and the operations they finance. The "forest footprint" focuses on production, use, and trade of key commodities linked to global deforestation: timber, soy, beef and leather, palm oil and biofuels. Every year, a number of companies are invited to disclose information about policies related to the sustainable supply chains for these commodities, and the actions they are taking to manage risks.
Geographical Areas of Interest
Supply Chain Focus
Companies are asked to disclose information about their ability to trace the commodities to the place of origin, and the steps they are taking to improve and manage traceability.
Companies are asked to disclose information about public commitments and policies related to third-party certification systems.
Companies are asked to disclose information about public commitments and policies related to sustainability, sustainable sourcing, third-party certification systems, and deforestation.