Since its founding in 1987, the Rainforest Alliance has pioneered a comprehensive transformation across the industries that most impact our environment -- farming, forestry and tourism -- and successfully engaged the support of consumers around the world to protect the forests and ecosystems that are essential to our future. This report incorporates numerous impact studies to demonstrate how the spread of sound land-use practices and the development of sustainable supply chains have begun to arrest the tide of destruction and lay the groundwork for a better future.
In an increasingly transparent world, it’s more important than ever to identify and understand the sources of your forest products. The Rainforest Alliance makes it easy. With decades of forestry experience and the latest technology at our disposal, we can guide you every step of the way -- from assessing your supply chain and designing a responsible sourcing plan, to tracking the results of your efforts and helping you communicate them to your customers, suppliers, employees, investors and the public.
The Rainforest Alliance is helping people to transform their land-use practices by championing standards that promote the sustainable use of resources and conserve the planet’s biodiversity for future generations.
Biennially since 1989, the Rainforest Alliance has offered two years of financial support to a graduate-level scientist whose research strives to understand and enhance the role of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in community development and forest conservation. Funded through the generosity of Elysabeth Kleinhans, to date the Rainforest Alliance has awarded 12 Kleinhans Fellowships to a diverse group of researchers whose scientific rigour, curiosity and dedication to the well-being of forestdependent communities is second to none.
For 25 years, the Rainforest Alliance has worked to arrest the major drivers of deforestation and environmental destruction. In our 2011 Annual Report, we provide a comprehensive overview of our on-the-ground work and detailed financial information. Click on the image below to browse the interactive version, or download the PDF below that.