CPET resources: Palm oil

As CPET, Efeca wrote and reviewed a number of guidance documents and reports to help suppliers and government buyers source sustainable palm oil.  In addition, we have written and published the UK Annual Consumption Report on Palm Oil for the UK Government each year from 2012, reporting on progress towards 2015 target of 100% sustainable palm oil […]

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CPET resources: Timber

As CPET, Efeca wrote and reviewed a number of guidance documents and reports to support timber suppliers and government buyers comply with the Timber Procurement Policy.  The following documents can be found on the UK government website Timber Procurement Advice Note (TPAN): comply with TPP provides guidance on what the TPP means for each stage of the public […]

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CPET extension

We were delighted that DEFRA extended the CPET contract for Efeca-LTS until March 2016, enabling us, as service providers, to continue delivering topical newsletters, workshops and provide the helpline on the Timber Procurement Policy, sustainable palm oil, and woodfuel. In addition, we have just published the results from the long-awaited Forest Certification Scheme review on www.gov.uk.  Check […]

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Delivering CPET service on timber, palm oil and woodfuel

Through the provision of a helpline, newsletters, the gov.uk website, and training workshops, Efeca, as lead delivery partners of Central Point of Expertise on Timber (CPET) supported government procurement staff and their suppliers in complying with the Timber Procurement Policy (TPP) and sourcing sustainable palm oil and wood fuel. We conducted an assessment of PEFC and […]

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Palm Oil briefings and Annual Progress Reports

Efeca has published many palm oil briefings and Annual Progress Reports for Industry over the years.  These can be found below: Sustainable Palm Oil Annual Progress Reports Since 2016, the annual progress reports have been published as part of the UK Sustainable Palm Oil Initiative, including the industry-led UK Roundtable on Sourcing Palm Oil under […]

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Efeca’s work in bioenergy

Our team With Matt (ex BEIS Bioenergy policy maker) recently joining our team, and Duncan Brack as an associate (ex-Ministerial Special Advisor at DECC), we have an experienced team able to provide insight and consultancy advice on sustainable bioenergy sourcing of agricultural, forest and waste feedstocks.  To complement our team we work with an extensive […]

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The UK Roundtable on Sustainable Soya

Background In the summer of 2017 major UK companies and industry associations, from commodity traders to retailers asked for government support in convening the soya industry to address growing concerns about the link between soya and tropical deforestation and conversion of native vegetation. Considerable efforts have been made to halt deforestation, through global-leading environmental legislation such […]

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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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Monitoring, Reporting and Verification

Efeca offer in-depth monitoring and evaluation services,utilising our wide-ranging experience in a variety of commodities including palm oil, coffee, timber, pulp and paper, sugar, tea, cocoa and carbon. We offer market analysis, monitoring, reporting, data verification and socio-economic impact assessments to provide evaluation and recommendations to increase the effectiveness of future activities. We have monitored […]

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Policy

Efeca helps interpret public policy and implement regulatory requirements, develop and implement effective new CSR policies and commitments, or review and improve existing ones. We provide expert advice and input into strategic workplan development and project planning, on local, national, and international levels. Read our success stories to understand the varieties of policy and strategic […]

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