Efeca launch new sustainable commodities hub


Efeca has launched the Sustainable Commodities Resource Hub to provide high quality independent resources to support net zero sustainable sourcing.

Efeca’s free to use online platform signposts businesses to the latest, best-practice guidelines and information for sourcing sustainable commodities, particularly those linked to deforestation and conversion of natural habitats, like palm oil and soya.

Created in collaboration with Partnerships for Forests and with contributions from several industries and civil society partners Efeca recognised the value of the pre-existing information already out there and wanted to bring it together in a central, user-friendly and easily accessible location.

“Sustainable sourcing is extremely complex and navigating through the wealth of information and advice available can be challenging,” said Emily Fripp, director of Efeca. “We created the Sustainable Commodities Resource Hub to signpost businesses to high quality, independent and trusted resources to support them with every aspect of sustainable sourcing.

“The goal is to help businesses make the right decisions when it comes to forest commodities, so they can make a meaningful contribution to mitigating climate change and the destruction of fragile ecosystems across the globe.”

The Sustainable Commodities Resource Hub categorises resources into distinct steps on the sustainable sourcing journey, which supports organisations in understanding the issues, figuring out suitable actions, translating goals and delivering progress on their sustainability promises. This diverse array of information is designed to be utilised by any business at any stage of this process.

In addition, it provides tailored advice on communicating about sustainability to help spread key messages and encourage other businesses to follow suit.

From mitigating climate change and the destruction of ecosystems to establishing how to achieve Net Zero, the Efeca Resource Hub features a library of information, tools and resources that have been carefully curated to equip businesses with the tools they need to drive real change.

Efeca provides specialised advice on responsible sourcing, sustainable trade and use of
agricultural and forest commodities. A Tropical Forest Alliance partner, World Economic Forum preferred supplier, a UN Global Compact signatory and Accountability Framework initiative coalition member, its team of technical experts has worked with a wide range of clients in public, private, finance and civil society sectors across agricultural and forest risk commodities including palm oil, soya, timber, pulp and paper, beef and leather (cattle), sugar, coffee, cocoa and rubber.

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