In June 2020, the Rainforest Alliance will take the first step towards “reimagining certification” with the publication of its 2020 Certification Program. We’ve been working on this new program, including a new standard for agricultural products and their supply chains, since 2018, when the Rainforest Alliance and UTZ merged.
The current pandemic crisis offers a chance to reimagine our approaches to managing natural resources, argues Martin Noponen of the Rainforest Alliance.
Cohabiting with a virus: We must learn to live life on land more sustainably
Creating a world where responsible business is the norm takes the effort of many actors across sectors and across supply chains. Over the past 30 years, the Rainforest Alliance has developed leading certification programs that move us closer to this goal, but there are still challenges that certification alone can’t solve. That’s why we launched […]
People, Planet, Profit – How to Summarize the Impact of Sourcing Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Products
What is the impact of sourcing more sustainably through the Rainforest Alliance certification program? It’s a question that we (and probably our partner companies, too) are often asked. Of course, we could list dozens of benefits for many stakeholders. But we like to keep things simple. Below, we summarize the impact of the Rainforest Alliance […]
Millions of farmers rely on palm oil for their living, and millions more around the world use it as cooking oil and a food source, yet palm oil production often drives deforestation and causes human suffering. These issues have given palm oil an overall negative image. As a result, even when it is responsibly sourced, […]
In a series of events in June, including during the Amsterdam Declarations Partnerships week, the Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) was officially launched. The AFi aims to support companies in how to operationalize supply chain sustainability commitments along with a common approach to monitoring, verifying and reporting on the progress and outcomes. The AFi is not […]