The Rainforest Alliance in the United Kingdom

The Rainforest Alliance UK is a legally independent organisation to the Rainforest Alliance USA.

The work of both organisations is aligned, and they share the same mission, vision, and strategy. However, by working in the UK, the Rainforest Alliance is furthering its development work in Africa and South Asia, as well as its markets-based work in Europe. Its work has a particular emphasis on teacocoa, and palm oil, with leading experts in those programmes based in London.

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

We envision a world where people and planet prosper together.

Our Strategy

At the heart of the Rainforest Alliance’s approach is the understanding that the health of the land is inextricably connected to the wellbeing of those who depend on it for their livelihoods. Our approach includes training and certification to promote healthy ecosystems and communities in some of the world’s most vulnerable ecosystems.

We work with forward-thinking farmers, forest managers and tourism operations that are committed to sustainable land management, poverty reduction, and natural resource conservation, to conserve natural resources and ensure the long-term economic health of nearby communities. We support farmers and foresters with training and technical assistance to develop independent sustainable enterprises. We work with companies in the UK and Europe to strengthen their understanding of their supply chains and guide their responsible sourcing policies. We educate consumers about the critical issues facing people and their environments in the countries where we work and build demand for sustainably produced commodities.

UK Key Staff

Learn more about the professional backgrounds of some members of the UK Team.

UK Board of Directors

Learn more about the backgrounds of members serving on the UK Board.

Related Links

Rainforest Alliance Certified™ UK News

How Tesco is Partnering with the Rainforest Alliance

By working together, ‘Little Helps’ can make a big difference

Tesco launches their new ‘Little Helps Plan’ to an audience of key suppliers, partners, government and non-governmental organizations.

How Tesco is Partnering with the Rainforest Alliance

How Tesco is Partnering with the Rainforest Alliance

Tesco describes how they work closely with the Rainforest Alliance to help ensure the banana farms they source from are best-in-class.

Why is Yorkshire Tea not Fairtrade?

Why is Yorkshire Tea not Fairtrade?

Taylors of Harrogate explains their choice to source Yorkshire Tea from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ tea gardens.

Global Rise in Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Seal Use

Safja Agius, Trademarks Manager at the Rainforest Alliance, answers some questions about the rise in use of the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal.


Forest canopy - photo by Sergio Izquierdo

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