Carbon emissions and palm oil briefing note

Climate change is an issue of ever-increasing prominence and urgency, and sustainable land use and production of agricultural commodities like palm oil will play a key role in our efforts to limit its impacts. According to the IPCC, greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation account for around 10% of global emissions, but if […]

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Efeca launches Sustainable Commodities Resource Hub

Efeca’s Sustainable Commodities Resource Hub is a central hub of information, tools and resources to help businesses source commodities sustainably. It currently focuses on resources linked to palm oil and soya. Regardless of who you are, your level of existing knowledge or position in the supply chain, this Resource Hub will signpost you to resources […]

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Come join the Dorset Sustainable Palm Oil Community!

Please join us and help Dorset become the world’s first sustainable palm oil county. Climate change and environmental issues are regularly in the news. One of the big issues is around palm oil and deforestation. Unsustainable production of palm oil is wiping out huge areas of rainforest in order to provide the ingredients for food […]

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Creating private sector behavioural change to sustainability: Webinar and report

Since 2011, the Forest Governance, Markets and Climate (FGMC) programme has worked around the world to strengthen sustainable and legal forest management. As the FGMC programme entered its final phase, a Policy Evaluation and Learning Team (PELT) was appointed to work collaboratively with UK Government, to identify learnings across several broad themes, including how best to support company […]

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NDPE Implementation Reporting Framework webinar recording

In June 2020, Efeca hosted a webinar on No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation Implementation Reporting Framework (NDPE IRF).  With representatives from Proforest and AAK, the webinar looks at the role of the IRF and explores how it can benefit palm oil supply chains. What gap is it filling and why is it needed?  We […]

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Free NDPE Implementation Reporting Framework (NDPE IRF) webinar

On the 16th June 2020 from 11.00 to 12.00 (BST), Efeca will be hosting a webinar on the subject of the NDPE Implementation Reporting Framework (IRF). The NDPE IRF is a recently developed tool designed to enable companies to track progress in delivering NDPE (No-Deforestation, no-Peat, no-Exploitation) commitments in their palm oil supply chains. During […]

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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 […]

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UK Sustainable Palm Oil Initiative

Efeca facilitates the UK Sustainable Palm Oil Initiative (SPOI), including the industry-led UK Roundtable on Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil, under the Partnerships for Forests programme. The Roundtable brings together diverse representation from UK industry in a pre-competitive space to work collectively towards a goal of sustainable, resilient supplies of palm oil to the UK market. […]

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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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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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Food service and palm oil – Efeca helps TUCO understand supply chain

Efeca has recently been commissioned by The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) to create a short report detailing the credentials of TUCO’s palm oil suppliers, with the aim of supporting TUCO in developing RSPO group accreditation. The report highlights that during the initial assessment of 120 suppliers, few had a publicly available statement and/or policy on […]

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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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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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Palm oil in the foodservice sector

Briefing note Foodservice March 2018 As part of our palm oil programme of support to the UK foodservice industry with the UK Government’s Partnerships for Forests programme, Efeca has written a briefing note exploring the use of palm oil and certified sustainable palm oil in the foodservice industry. It describes the market structure and some […]

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UK Roundtable presents Annual Progress Report on sustainable palm oil

UK Roundtable Annual Progress Report on sustainable palm oil The 2016 Annual Progress Report (APR) on the consumption of CSPO in the UK was written by Efeca for and on behalf of the UK Roundtable on Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil (Roundtable), an industry alliance that aims to promote the uptake of sustainable palm oil in […]

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