Remove commodity-driven deforestation
|Name of initiative||Remove commodity-driven deforestation|
|Secretariat||Jennie Gleed, CDP, e-mail: Jennie.Gleed@cdp.net or firstname.lastname@example.org;|
|Organisational structure|| Leading organization(s):
CDP, We Mean Business (and constituent partners BSR, B Team, WBCSD, The Climate Group, Ceres, CDP, and CLG).
Organisational connected to: Climate Change Reporting and Fiduciary Duty, and Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy.
|Name of lead organisation||CDP|
|Type of lead organisation||Other intergovernmental organization|
|Location/Nationality of lead organisation||United Kingdom|
|Description||Businesses’ production and procurement decisions have the power to alter global demand for the agricultural commodities that are the primary drivers of deforestation and forest degradation: soy, palm oil, leather, beef, timber, and pulp. These commodities are wealth generators that feature in the supply chains of companies across economic sectors. The business community can lead the agenda on how these commodities can be sustainably produced in a low-carbon economy.|
|Activities|| By endorsing this initiative, companies commit to removing commodity-driven deforestation from their supply chains, combating a significant source of emissions and making their supply chains more sustainable and resilient.
In order to move from commitment into action, companies can follow the steps in CDP’s Deforestation Roadmap, which provides guidance on comprehensive risk assessment, setting targets, implementation, striving for leadership and progress tracking.
|One or two success stories achieved|| The initiative has worked to socialize the commitment and build relationships with key stakeholders in the deforestation space and beyond. Post COP21 our strategy is to integrate sustainable sourcing of commodities linked to deforestation into standard business practice.
The commitment has provided comprehensive roadmaps to companies to support their efforts. Notable examples of high-profile companies that have made the commitment are: • Asia Pulp & Paper • Danone • Colgate Palmolive • Diageo • General Mills • Natura Cosmeticos • Origin Energy
Monitoring and Impacts
|Function of initiative||Implementation, Political dialogue|
|Activity of initiative||Goal setting (ex-ante), Awareness raising and outreach|
|Comments on indicators and goals|
|How will goals be achieved|
|Have you changed or strenghtened your goals|
|Progress towards the goals||Since 2016 the initiative has continued to educate, track and invite company participation. To date more than 50 companies have joined, and the initiative leads regular webinars, events and outreach with individual companies, industry groups and other stakeholder groups.|
|How are you tracking progress of your initiative||The initiative tracks the number of companies that have made this commitment on an ongoing basis via the initiative’s web page: http://www.wemeanbusinesscoalition.org/content/remove-commodity-driven-deforestation-all-supply-chains-2020.|
|Available reporting||All company commitments to this initiative are posted on the UNFCCC’s NAZCA portal. Additionally, companies are invited and recommended to track progress via their websites, sustainability reports, and via CDP’s annual forests questionnaire. CDP’s forests and climate change reporting guidance provides details to companies on how to report progress. The commitment and its potential impact was also included in the We Mean Business Business End of Climate Change report: http://www.wemeanbusinesscoalition.org/sites/default/files/The%20Business%20End%20of%20Climate%20Change.pdf|
|Companies||50||Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL),April (USA),Asia Pulp & Paper (Indonesia),Autodesk (USA),Brambles (Australia),Bouygues (France),Carrefour (France),Colgate Palmolive Company (USA),Coway (South Korea),Danone (France),Delhaize Group (Belgium),Diageo Plc (United Kingdom),DONG Energy (Denmark),Econet (South Korea),Ferrovial S.A. (Spain),General Mills Inc. (USA),Givaudan SA (Switzerland),Grupo Bimbo (Belgium),H&M Hennes & Mauritz (Sweden),Happy Family Brands (USA),HP Hewlett Packard (USA),J Sainsbury (United Kingdom),Jerónimo Martins (Portugal),KAO Corporation (Japan),Kellogg Company (USA),Kering (France),Kingfisher(United Kingdom),Koninklijke KPN NV (Netherlands)),L'Oréal (France),Marks and Spencer Group (United Kingdom),Mayr-Melnhof (Germany),Mondelēz International (USA),Morgan Sindall Group (United Kingdom),Natura Cosmeticos (Brazil),Nestlé (Switzerland),Oriflame (Switzerland),Origin Energy (Australia),Orkla (Norway),Oersted (Denmark),Pearson PLC (United Kingdom),Pick 'n Pay Stores (South Africa),Procter & Gamble Company (USA),PTT (Turkey),Royal Philips (United Kingdom),Sodexo (France),Terna (Italy),Tesco (United Kingdom),Tiffany & Co. (USA),Travis Perkins (United Kingdom),Unilever (United Kingdom),Woolworths Holdings (South Africa).|
|Research and educational organisations||0|
|Regional / state / county actors||0|
|City / municipal actors||0|
|Financial Institutions||5||AXA Group (France), Bank Australia (Australia), BNP Paribas (France), Commerzbank AG (Germany), Westpac Banking Corporation (Australia).|
|Supporting partners||6||BSR (USA), B Team (USA), WBCSD (USA), The Climate Group (United Kingdom), Ceres (USA), CDP (United Kingdom).|
|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|
Not only have national states as participators