Rainforest Alliance


Name of initiative Rainforest Alliance
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/
Related initiatives
Starting year 1986
End year
Secretariat Rainforest Alliance, 233 Broadway, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10279 USA, Phone: +1 (212) 677-1900, Email: info@ra.org
Organisational structure
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation Rainforest Alliance
Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour.

The Rainforest Alliance works with farmers, foresters and tourism entrepreneurs to conserve natural resources and ensure the long-term economic health of forest communities. In order for a farm or forestry enterprise to achieve Rainforest Alliance certification, or for a tourism business to be verified, it must meet standards designed to protect ecosystems, safeguard the well-being of local communities and improve productivity. The Rainforest Alliance then links these farmers, foresters and tourism businesses to conscientious consumers through the green frog seal.

Objectives - Keeping forests standing;

- Curbing climate change; - Protecting biodiversity; - Alleviating poverty; - Transforming business practices.

Activities Through training, certification and verification, the Rainforest Alliance and its partners are helping communities and businesses to keep forests standing, plant new trees, earn sustainable livelihoods and adapt to changing climatic conditions.
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Funding, Capacity building, Political dialogue, Implementation
Activity of initiative Norms and standard setting, Fundraising, Training and education, Technical operational implementation (ex-post)
Technical operational implementation (ex-post) — Mitigation - Forestry
Value (Mha)38,8
Fundraising — Funds raised
Value (MUS$)147
Comments on indicators and goals 38.8 Million ha certified.
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals
How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting


Participants Number Names
Members 3000  
Companies 3000 More than 3,000 forward-thinking companies engage with the Rainforest Alliance including:

Kraft (Germany),Unilever (United Kingdom),Newman's Own Organics (USA),Mars Inc. (USA),Holiday Inn (USA),Staples (USA),Gloria Jean's Coffees (Australia),Tetley Tea (United Kingdom),Ikea (Sweden),McDonald's (USA),Costco (USA),Whole Foods (USA),Tesco (United Kingdom),Tchibo (Germany),Lavazza (Italy),Goldman Sachs (USA).

Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0 The Rainforest Alliance receives its funding from a variety of sources: certification fees,  government,  foundations,  contributions and memberships,  special events and other sources. 87 percent of spending directly supports conservation programs
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 26 July 2019 13:40:18

Not only have national states as participators