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 on the global environment by enhancing sustainability and supporting zero deforestation supply chains”.

The GRI ambition is to establish the UK as a leader on supply chain sustainability.  It seeks 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.

In order to achieve this, the GRI Taskforce brings together influential thinkers from industry, finance and civil society to make recommendations for ambitious and practical actions the UK can take to reduce the environmental footprint of our commodity supply chains.

The GRI Taskforce is supported by a Secretariat function provided by Efeca, in addition to representatives from DEFRA, DfID and BEIS.

For further information please read the GRI webpage on the Government’s website, which can be accessed here.

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