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 aimed 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

Palm oil worker loading a truck, Indonesia.Ricky Martin/CIFOR

Exploring the emissions footprint of forest-risk commodities: a comparison of maritime transport and deforestation emissions associated with beef, cocoa, coffee, palm oil, and soy

International demand for agricultural commodities drives increasing emissions from deforestation and their transport to foreign markets. Using newly available data on maritime shipping, this insight explores the emissions footprint of five forest-risk commodities. Shipping emissions are a fraction of deforestation emissions, highlighting the importance of sustainable land-use practices.

Assessing the legality of deforestation using spatial data: An adaptable methodology to support policy makers and market operators

Legality assessments are not easy tasks to complete at scale. In response to this challenge, this insight presents an innovative and scalable approach to assess the legality of deforestation spatially, drawing on methodologies developed for pilot cases in Brazil and Indonesia.

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