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UK Roundtable presents Annual Progress Report on sustainable palm oil

UK Roundtable Annual Progress Report on sustainable palm oil The 2016 Annual Progress Report (APR) on the consumption of CSPO in the UK was written by Efeca for and on behalf of the UK Roundtable on Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil (Roundtable), an industry alliance that aims to promote the uptake of sustainable palm oil in […]

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UK industry signs Amsterdam Commitment for 100% sustainable palm oil

An alliance of industry associations and NGOs in the UK has signed the Amsterdam Commitment to Support 100% Sustainable Palm Oil in Europe by 2020. The alliance, called the UK Roundtable on Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil, has existed since 2012, with the aim to promote the uptake of sustainable palm oil in the UK. Members […]

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Join our team as a Principal Consultant, put zero deforestation policy into action

We are looking for a motivated Senior/Principal Consultant to support leading public and private sector clients on responsible sourcing of forest and deforestation related commodities including biomass, timber, palm oil, soya and cocoa. You will be expected to work with our expanding and dynamic team of experts to support and expand our client base which […]

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Efeca supports The Bank of England in informing its Consultation paper on The Future Composition of Polymer Banknotes

The Bank of England commissioned Efeca to provide support in understanding the sustainability of plant-based alternatives to tallow, including palm oil and coconut; as feedstock for oleochemical derivatives used in the production of polymer banknotes. Efeca conducted an independent review of the environmental and social impacts associated with the three feedstocks. The aim was to […]

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Efeca supports the Secretariat of the Amsterdam Declaration

Efeca is providing technical assistance to the UK government and the Secretariat to the Amsterdam Declaration, in particular supporting the development of a monitoring and reporting framework for progress. What is the Amsterdam Declaration? The Palm Oil Amsterdam Declaration, signed by six countries, is a statement showing support for a fully sustainable palm oil supply […]

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Palm Oil 2015 Annual Consumption Report published

For the fourth year running, Efeca has put together the government’s Annual Consumption Report reporting on the progress made to source 100% credibly certified sustainable palm oil in the UK. This is the final year in the series of annual reports. In 2012, Defra published the UK Statement on Sustainable Production of Palm Oil. This […]

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Announcement: Ninsar Sustainable Supply Chain Platform

Ninsar Sustainable Supply Chain Platform is a proven management tool for buyers and suppliers to monitor and measure progress in sustainable production commitments. Developed by Rezatec and Efeca, the Ninsar Platform combines satellite imagery with expert analysis to build a picture of the real-time and historical impacts of production, in far greater detail than traditional […]

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Do you want to be a Researcher in a small, vibrant natural resource consultancy?

With an expanding programme of work we are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated person to join our team. Based in our new Bournemouth office, the post will involve participating in a broad range of projects, proposals and business development. Master Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Forestry, Environmental Management, Economics or equivalent) or a Undergrad […]

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Trustee of Plan Vivo Foundation (PVF) and the Proforest Initiative

Founding Director, Emily Fripp is on the Board of Trustees of two charities. Plan Vivo Foundation (PVF), a registered Scottish charity, has created a set of requirements for smallholders and communities wishing to manage their land more sustainably. The Plan Vivo Standard is a framework for Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes for rural smallholders […]

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Director leads discussion at RSPO Roundtable Conference

Efeca’s Director Emily Fripp was invited to lead the ACOP World Café Session at the RSPO Roundtable Conference in Bangkok. Emily led a lively discussion on the use of RSPO ACOP data as a tool for Engagement, using Efeca’s experience of producing the UK Government’s Annual Consumption Report as an example. UK Palm Oil and […]

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Seasons Greetings from the Efeca team!

    Season’s Greetings from all of us at Efeca. It has been a year of exciting beginnings! Here are some of the highlights…           Partnerships for Forests Programme As a partner of the Partnerships for Forests Programme, we have worked with The Palladium Group and McKinsey on Demand Side Measures, […]

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Game changer in timber packaging world: Indonesia is first to issue FLEGT licences

The wait is over: FLEGT licences are here. On 15 November 2016, Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensed timber from Indonesia arrived in Europe for the first time. The licences are now issued to accompany verified legal products it exports to the EU. The advantage of this is that FLEGT-licensed products are considered […]

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Brexit and our forests

As the international Efeca team watch consequences of the UK’s EU Referendum unfold, we continue to focus our efforts on supporting improved governance and trade in key producer and consumer countries around the world. It is too early to comment on how significant the effects of Brexit could be for our forests at a sectoral, […]

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Efeca Director invited to judge TTJ Environmental Achievement Award

Efeca founder and Director Emily Fripp has been invited to be on the judging panel of the Timber Trade Journal’s Environmental Achievement award this September. Emily said “The standard of entries this year was high which made life difficult for the judges. We had a range of applications from service providers, new products and innovations, […]

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Webinar on due diligence and traceability in supply chains

As a knowledge partner of Compliance and Risk, Efeca held a webinar in cooperation with Edif ERA about key legislation and practical approaches to compliance for natural materials and electronics with due diligence as the common theme. Due to growing regulations that put pressure on organisations to know more about their suppliers than ever before, […]

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Tracking progress towards achieving 100% sourcing of credibly certified sustainable palm oil in the UK

In October 2012, UK trade associations for palm-oil-using sectors, the government, and non-governmental organisations agreed to work towards 100% sourcing of credibly certified sustainable palm oil by the end 2015, as described in the UK statement on sustainable palm oil. As part of CPET, Efeca has delivered three annual reviews since 2013 that track progress […]

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Efeca works with Compliance and Risks

Efeca has recently signed a knowledge partnership agreement with Compliance & Risks, one of the most trusted names in compliance knowledge management. As a Compliance & Risks’ Knowledge Partner, Efeca is joining a worldwide network of compliance experts, producing regular news and analysis of trends and regulatory changes in the field of sustainable sourcing of timber […]

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Efeca publishes comparison of Palm Oil Standards

Efeca published a comparison of the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil Standard, Malaysian Palm Oil Standard, and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Standard in March, as part of our work for the Central Point of Expertise on Timber helping organisations to source sustainable palm oil. These standards, which have been developed to ensure sustainability in palm […]

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EC publishes report on effectiveness of EUTR

On 18 February 2016, the EC published a report on the effectiveness of EUTR during the first two years of implementation. It shows progress of implementation but also a need for more efforts from both Member States and the private sector. The report confirms that the types and level of sanctions for infringements are highly […]

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Efeca co-authors CIFOR paper on VPAs and REDD+ benefit sharing

Efeca Director, Emily Fripp explores in a CIFOR paper how the experiences gained through Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) can be used to build credibility and trust through effective benefit sharing mechanisms. Writing with CIFOR’s Cecilia Luttrell, the experience of FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements offer several lessons on how to design benefit sharing mechanisms under REDD+ so […]

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