New Site Tracks Corporate Impact On Deforestation

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New Site Tracks Corporate Impact On Deforestation

by Antonio Pasolini
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.@supply_change lets users track companies' #sustainability efforts in near real time http://bit.ly/1bQYcDE via @Justmeans #deforestation

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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 8:00am

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The world’s tropical forests are dwindling due to economic pressure for commodities such as beef, soya beans, palm oil and wood products. In reaction to that, major companies are pledging to mitigate their environmental impact on those ecosystems and their supply chain complies with sustainability standards. But how can we know that the promises they make in their reports are actually being met?

Forest Trends, an organization that promotes sustainability among the business community, has launched a platform called Supply-Change.org that lets users track the green actions the companies are reporting in near real time.

The first compiled report, called “Supply Change: Corporations, Commodities, and Commitments that Count”, is based on the project’s 300 unique commitments, one-third of which are targeted for achievement this year.

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Antonio Pasolini is a journalist based in Brazil who writes about alternative energy, green living and sustainability. He edits Energyrefuge.com, a top web destination for news and comment on renewable energy, and contributes articles on emerging technology to Gizmag. He is also a happy herbivore.

Keywords: Environment | Deforestation | Forest Trends | Justmeans | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Responsible Production & Consumption | supply change

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