CDP expands deforestation supply chain work

Eight companies have started to gather information from suppliers on what they are doing to end deforestation related to their products as part of the CDP’s expanded supply chain platform. 

The firms, including McDonalds and its Latin American franchise Arcos Dorados, L’Oréal and Johnson & Johnson, are focusing on the commodities responsible for most tropical forest loss, cattle, timber, palm oil and soy. 

The companies have requested information on the strategies used by suppliers to measure and monitor use of these commodities, progress against deforestation targets and engagement with their supply chains. 

The CDP is already running a programme on deforestation, but so far this has involved requesting information from major corporations on behalf of investors. ...

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