|NEWSLETTER | DECEMBER 2017 |
FARM TO MARKET
Joining Forces With UTZ: an Update
The Rainforest Alliance announced our intention to merge with UTZ in June. A lot of work has been done over the past months to bring this to fruition, and we are pleased to provide updates on what has been decided so far and what the merger means for our collaborating companies.
Two-Thirds of Global Cocoa Supply Agree on Actions to Eliminate Deforestation & Restore Forests
We proudly work with many signatories of the Frameworks for Action signed during COP23, to address forest protection & restoration, sustainable production, and farmer livelihoods, including: Barry Callebaut Group, Blommer Chocolate Co., Cargill, The Ferrero Group, Guittard Chocolate Co., The Hershey Company, Mars, Nestlé, Olam, Tesco, and Unilever. Learn more...
Tropical Forests in Our Daily Lives
Tropical forests stabilize climate, absorb carbon dioxide, and provide a vast array of products that many of us use on a daily basis. It is important to work together throughout the supply chain to protect them. Learn more...
A Carbon-Neutral City in Guatemala
The municipality of Flores in the Petén region of Guatemala aims to become carbon-neutral by the year 2020, with support from USAID and the Rainforest Alliance, by focusing on sustainable management in both public and private sectors. Learn more...
Five Years of Positive Impacts in Guatemala
The Climate, Nature and Communities in Guatemala (CNCG) program, led by the Rainforest Alliance, has become a strategic ally in Guatemala's efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change by promoting forest conservation and sustainable livelihoods. Learn more...
Collaborating Company Highlights
Ahold, Dunkin’ Donuts, Kroger, McDonald’s, Nestlé, P&G, Staples, Tiffany & Co., and Unilever are just several of the nearly 20 Rainforest Alliance collaborating companies that achieved a perfect score on the Human Rights Watch Corporate Equality Index 2018. [Source]
Aldi has joined the World Banana Forum to strengthen its supply chain and honor its commitment to sourcing 100 percent sustainable bananas. [Source]
ARAUCO, Monadnock, Patagonia, P&G, and Staples are among the 16 award winners at the FSC Leadership Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations that drive meaningful impact in protecting forests. [Source]
BASF, IKEA, Marks & Spencer, Nestlé, Patagonia, and Unilever were named by The GlobeScan/SustainAbility Survey of 2017 Sustainability Leaders among the top 11 leaders in integrating sustainability into their business strategies. [Source]
McCormick’s new Purpose-led Performance (PLP) sustainability strategy focuses on agricultural supply chains for priority raw materials. Michael Okoroafor explains. [Source]
OHEE luxury brand makes its products using Brazil nuts harvested by people living in Tres Islas, Peru, a Rainforest Alliance partner community that took a stand against illegal rainforest mining. [Source]
Patagonia recently launched a consumer awareness campaign about the current US administration’s decision to sharply reduce the size of two national monuments in the US state of Utah, which would be the largest reduction of public land in history. [Source]
Tesco held a stakeholder event in London to launch the Little Helps Plan, which focuses on sustainable, affordable and healthy products along with programs for employees and communities. Rainforest Alliance President Nigel Sizer was a panelist. [Source]
Recent and Upcoming Events
See below for a selection of events at which Rainforest Alliance experts serve as speakers, panelists, participants, and hosts. View our business website for the full list of events.
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