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Balancing the way we value our forests as a simultaneous source of materials, livelihood and life

Balancing the way we value our forests as a simultaneous source of materials, livelihood and life

Healthy Forests

Forests give us clean air and water. They regulate the climate, store carbon and are home to a wide array of the world’s plants and animals

Over a billion rural people rely on them for food, shelter, fuel and medicine. The forestry sector provides jobs to millions, linking us to an increasing array of consumer goods that can be traced back to the forest, such as furniture, paper, clothing, sponges and even chocolate. We never cease to find new ways to derive value from our forests.

Today, forests around the world are under assault. They are sick, they are burning and they are disappearing. Above all, our economic development has placed enormous pressure on the world’s forests. Nations often rely on natural resource extraction and agricultural expansion to meet ever-growing national and international demand. This provides people with livelihoods, infrastructure and social services. However, land development also leads to a loss of biodiversity, fertile soil and ecosystem services, which threatens the welfare of generations to come.

We believe in forestry and land development that is good for people, nature and the economy. To achieve this balance, we urge all to leave intact what remains intact, restore what can be restored and act as responsible stewards of our finite forests.

Factos

Research estimates that ecosystem services, which forests are a part of, were worth over US$100 trillion annually in 2011.
With a size of about four billion rugby fields, forests make up a third of land on Earth.
From 1990 to 2015, we lost forests measuring an area larger than South Africa.

Our work

Since 1999, we have worked in supply chains of key raw materials linked to forests - wood, pulp and paper, biomass, charcoal, palm oil and soy, to name a dew. Over the years, we have helped more than 60 companies to set up No Deforestation, Peat and Exploitation (NDPE) policies and put them into practice. With businesses and civil society, we have innovated the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach - paving the way for a concrete definition of deforestation. Working in tension points within supply chains, we engage key actors; giving organisations practical tools to manage complex issues and move forward in their sustainability journey.

Our programmes linked to forests

Centre of Social Excellence –
Do conflito à colaboração
Rurality –
Colocar os agricultores no coração da sociedade
Landscapes –
Comunidades e ecossistemas resilientes e prósperos.

Our ventures linked to forests

Starling
Fiável. Imparcial.
Kumacaya
Monitorização independente por pessoas locais
Bujaru, Brazil

Rurality has been working with Earthworm Foundation members Cargill, Nestlé and their palm oil supplier Biopalma in the Northeast region of…

Notícias e Histórias

How Nestlé and Grupo Palmas are working towards responsible growth in the palm oil industry in Peru

9/7/2019
25/6/2019

Leading multinationals adopt Starling satellite technology to monitor and verify their palm oil supply chain

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