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Efeca helps launch world’s first sustainable palm oil city event at Westminster

Chester Zoo, MPs, leaders from the UK food industry, NGOs and key players in the sustainable palm oil industry will gather in Westminster on June 13th to launch a campaign to inspire wider use of sustainable palm oil and tackle the deforestation from unsustainable palm oil production. As event partner, Efeca is supporting Chester Zoo […]

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Palm oil in the foodservice sector

Briefing note Foodservice March 2018 As part of our palm oil programme of support to the UK foodservice industry with the UK Government’s Partnerships for Forests programme, Efeca has written a briefing note exploring the use of palm oil and certified sustainable palm oil in the foodservice industry. It describes the market structure and some […]

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Launch: UK Roundtable on Sustainable Soya

The UK Roundtable on Sustainable Soya was launched on March 19th at The Royal Society in London, attended by more than 35 national and international food businesses and associations involved in the consumption of soya in the UK. Major UK retailers and food industry associations have asked for government support in convening key industry stakeholders […]

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Efeca becomes a Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020) Partner

Efeca has joined the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020) Partnership, working to catalyse transformative change at the landscape level in key regions of South East Asia, South America and West & Central Africa. The Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020) is a global public-private partnership in which partners take voluntary actions, individually and in […]

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Discussing the EU Strategy on Plastic Waste

The EU Strategy on Plastic Waste In January 2018 the EU launched its campaign to transform the way plastic products are designed, used, produced and recycled in the EU. It aims to boost the market for recycled plastics by stimulating the improved design of plastic products, higher plastic waste recycling rates, and more, better quality […]

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Happy holidays from the Efeca team!

Season’s Greetings from all of us at Efeca. It has been an exciting year for us as we not only opened a new office in Bournemouth, but expanded our team too! We welcomed new team members Jonathan Gorman and Judith Murdoch who have strengthened our reach into retail and other sectors, across a wider range […]

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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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