Briefing notes: Palm oil certification schemes

As part of our palm oil programme of support to the UK industry, Efeca recently published a newsletter and five briefing notes on palm oil sustainability certification schemes including RSPO, ISPO, MSPO, NDPE and ISCC. The schemes all have different criteria and vary in their impact to date. RSPO is a global, multistakeholder initiative on […]

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UN Global Compact Communication on Progress published

Efeca is delighted to publish its Communication on Progress from February 2019 to February 2020 in line with the requirements set out by the United Nations Global Compact. This is our first annual Communication on Progress for Emily Fripp & Associates Ltd, trading as Efeca for the year from February 2019 to February 2020.  The […]

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Lesser known tropical oils as potential substitutes for palm oil

As part of our palm oil programme of support to the UK industry, Efeca recently published a briefing note on lesser known tropical oils as potential substitutes for palm oil. With the rise in awareness of the sustainability issues surrounding palm oil, there has been increasing interest in lesser known tropical oils as substitutes for […]

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Sustainable Palm Oil 2018 Annual Progress Report

The UK Roundtable on Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil’s Annual Progress Report measures the UK’s progress towards meeting the 2020 Amsterdam Commitment to source 100% sustainable palm oil within Europe Efeca have published the UK Roundtable on Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil’s 2018 Annual Progress Report. The report presents the overall figure for the amount of Certified […]

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Soya 2019 Annual Progress Report

The UK Roundtable on Sustainable Soya has published the 2019 Annual Progress Report with an update on meeting the Roundtable’s goals. The report builds on a baseline study completed in 2018, as part of the launch of the UK RT and sets out our current understanding of the UK soya footprint in terms of volumes, […]

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Graduate Researcher vacancy in Bournemouth at Efeca

Efeca is seeking a Researcher Are you enthusiastic, willing to work independently as well as in a team, to get stuck in?  Do you want to work at an environmental consultancy in Dorset, supporting palm oil, soya and agri-commodities projects, researching timber and illegal logging, or perhaps investigating national and international anti-deforestation initiatives?  Send us […]

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Time to step up the UK’s commitment to greening international supply chains

An independent taskforce of industry leaders calls on Government to increase ambition on greening the UK’s supply chains London, UK (30 September, 2019) – The recent New York Declaration on Forests Report published for the UN Climate Action Summit shows that deforestation has accelerated over the last 5 years despite sustainability pledges that have been […]

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Secretariat Efeca co-launches Global Resource Initiative (GRI)

Efeca is delighted to announce the official launch of the Global Resource Initiative (GRI) with the first GRI Taskforce meeting taking place on 18th July 2019 at RSA House in London. The GRI has been established as part of the 25 Year Environment Plan, which sets out the Government’s commitment to leave “a lighter footprint […]

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Gender mainstreaming in climate and environment research projects for SIDA

Efeca recently supported IPE Tripleline in assessing the visibility of gender across the Sustainability and Resilience research portfolio for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). In Stockholm, Efeca presented a half-day “Why Gender Matters” workshop and provided 1-2-1 support to several research teams to assess how gender was integrated on all stages and at […]

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Chester is world’s first sustainable palm oil city

Efeca is delighted to have supported Chester, who have just been officially confirmed the world’s first Sustainable Palm Oil City.  The initiative was led by Chester Zoo and was featured on the BBC programme Inside Out North West in March 2019. The BBC programme explored the issues surrounding sustainable palm oil and what action the […]

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Palm and palm kernel oil use in the oleochemical sector

As part of our palm oil programme of support to the UK industry, Efeca recently published a briefing note on palm and palm kernel oil use in the oleochemical sector.. Oleochemical manufacturers in the UK use palm oil and palm kernel oil and their derivatives to create ingredients for personal care and cleaning products. This […]

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Efeca is accepted as signatory to UN Global Compact

Influenced by our company ethics and values, we are delighted to announce that Efeca has been approved to be a signatory to the UN Global Compact.  This commits us to making the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of […]

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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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2017 Annual Progress Report on Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil in the UK

Since 2009, the UK has increased purchases of certified sustainable palm oil by almost six-fold In October 2018, Efeca shared the results of the UK Roundtable on Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil Annual Progress Report with the UK roundtable.  We are delighted to now share our report with everyone.  The report shows a general plateauing of […]

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UK Roundtable presents baseline report on sustainable soya

UK Roundtable on Sustainable Soya: Baseline report (October, 2018) The Baseline Report on the consumption of soya in the UK was written by Efeca for and on behalf of the UK Roundtable on Sustainable Soya (Roundtable), an industry led group which aims to accelerate progress towards a secure, resilient supply of sustainable soya to the […]

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The Efeca team is growing!

We were delighted to welcome four new members of the Efeca team at the beginning of September: Matthew Ford, Emily Kellett, Francesca Marietti and Jake Willis. Matthew Ford is a Senior Consultant, with a focus on biofuels, biomass and carbon finance/ accounting.  He was Head of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Directive Strategy for the […]

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