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, supporting the programme’s aims of catalysing investments in order that private sector, public sector and communities can achieve better returns from forests and sustainable land use than from deforestation and land degradation.
The programme covers five commodities timber, palm oil, tea, coffee and cocoa, across Southeast Asia, West/Central Africa and East Africa.
Launching the Ninsar Sustainable Supply Chain Platform
This year Efeca and Rezatec have developed the Ninsar Platform, a proven management tool for buyers and suppliers to monitor and measure progress in sustainable production commitments.
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 techniques allow. The tool is based on four years of development in the forestry, agricultural and energy sectors, with support from the European and United Kingdom Space Agencies.
Using imagery from space, commodity buyers, producers, consumer goods manufacturers and retail brands are able to measure policy compliance towards sustainable land use goals such as Zero Net Deforestation. The platform engages with all satellite imagery providers to ensure the most appropriate local data is utilised to accurately measure user progress in meeting sustainability commitments.
UK Annual Consumption Report for Sustainable Palm Oil
We have been very proud to be the lead delivery partner for Central Point of Expertise on Timber (CPET) since 2012, but the CPET service (like all good things) came to an end in March 2016.
As a final part of our work with CPET for Defra, Efeca-LTS undertook the analysis to form the final Annual Consumption Report of Palm Oil 2015. This monitors and reports progress for government departments, private companies and trade associations on meeting their 2015 commitment to source 100% sustainable palm oil. The report will be published on www.gov.uk by Defra soon.
Compliance and Risk
Efeca joined a worldwide network of compliance experts as a knowledge partner for Compliance and Risks. We produce regular news, analysis of trends and regulatory changes in the field of sustainable sourcing of timber and other commodities.
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From everyone at Efeca,