Forest Footprint Disclosure project launches results
FFI sits as adviser to innovative initiative modelled off the carbon disclosure project
The Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) project has released its review of private sector reporting of forest ‘footprints’. In other words, they have investigated how well businesses are recognising and managing their impact on deforestation.
A questionnaire was sent to companies which have a high reliance on “Forest Risk Commodities” i.e. products that often lead to clearance of tropical rainforests, such as palm oil, soya, timber, beef, leather and biofuels.
35 businesses responded to the FFD survey. UK brands Marks and Spencer’s and Sainsbury’s coming out on top in terms of having clear procurement policies.
FFI sits on the Technical Steering Committee to advise the FFD in forest conservation and management issues.