Transparency Pathway

The Transparency Pathway is a novel method for bringing together public and private supply chain actors to shift mainstream commodity markets towards sustainability.

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The Transparency Pathway is a novel method for bringing together public and private supply chain actors to shift mainstream commodity markets towards sustainability.


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The method

Six steps for action to address sustainability risks in commodity trade. A method for governments and supply-chain organisations to transform mainstream commodity markets

Initiatives

These initiatives turn the Transparency Pathway into a tested method informing domestic policy making, investment decisions and commodity trade

Terpercaya

The Terpercaya Initiative worked on ways for districts and provinces in Indonesia to demonstrate when commodities like palm oil are produced sustainably and in compliance with the law. It aims to generate credible information and analysis, and to build the understanding and trust needed to promote sustainability, trade, and cooperation.

Sustainable cocoa initiative

The sustainable cocoa initiative brings together representatives of West African countries that account for 70% of global cocoa production – as well as representatives of the European Parliament, EU Member States, cocoa growers, private sector and civil society – to advance sustainability across the cocoa supply chain through collective action and partnerships.

Deforestation-free soy trade

In the context of the French national strategy on imported deforestation, a multi-stakeholder working group was formed to propose a practical mechanism to reduce deforestation risks carried by soy imports from Latin America. The proposed mechanism’s implementation is based on existing legal frameworks.

Insights

Explore the latest analyses of commodity supply chains and trade and discover the power of data to support partnerships for sustainability

Supply chain transparency to increase government tax revenues

The complexity in the global trade of commodities presents a major obstacle to understanding how supply chains are linked to undesired outcomes, such as environmental degradation and poor working conditions. Greater transparency in the flow of commodities from production areas to traders, processors and finally to consumers, can help supply chain actors better understand and address the risks they are exposed to.

Which cocoa trading companies will have to demonstrate due diligence under the proposed EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive?

Earlier this year, the European Commission published its Sustainable Corporate Due Diligence legislative proposal. This Directive aims to “foster sustainable and responsible corporate behaviour and to anchor human rights and environmental considerations in companies’ operations and corporate governance”. It will set out requirements that large companies conduct due diligence to ensure that adverse impacts from their operations are addressed and minimised.

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