GRI: Final Recommendations Report and Executive Summary

On March 30 2020, the Global Resource Initiative (GRI) Final Recommendations Report and Executive Summary was published. Efeca led the GRI secretariat, as facilitators and lead authors.

The Global Resource Initiative (GRI) aims to ensure that the UK’s global commodity supply chain footprint on land, natural resources and ecosystems is sustainable, avoids deforestation and other environmental degradation, and supports jobs, livelihoods and investment in resilient and sustainable food systems.

The GRI Taskforce of sustainability leaders from finance, business and civil society, chaired by Sir Ian Cheshire, was convened to come forward with recommendations for how to achieve this aim, and consider how the production, trade and consumption of food and agricultural commodities need to change to meet the needs of:

The report sets out a package of measures that represent a new strategic approach to tackling deforestation and land conversion linked to UK supply chains, as a first step towards ensuring global agricultural and forestry supply chains have a positive impact on people and planet, with roles for business, finance, civil society and producer and consumer governments.

GRI Taskforce Final Recommendations Report – Executive summary

GRI Taskforce Final Recommendations Report

The publication of this report (30 March 2020) comes at a time of unprecedented challenge for the world in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The priority for supply chains at this time must be entirely focused on supporting the response to COVID-19. However, the strategic challenges for supply chains identified in the report won’t go away and the GRI Taskforce remain ready to restart this conversation once conditions allow.

Background on the GRI Taskforce


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