The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action is a CEO-led initiative representing 20 CGF member companies who are committed to leveraging collective action and accelerating systemic efforts to remove deforestation, forest degradation and conversion from key commodity supply chains.
Launched in 2020, the Coalition represents a dynamic shift in the industry’s approach to stopping deforestation: by mobilising the leading position of member companies to build multi-stakeholder partnerships and develop effective implementation and engagement strategies, the Coalition brings together diverse stakeholders for sustainable impact.
These efforts support the development of forest positive businesses that drive transformational change in key landscapes and commodity supply chains, strengthening the resilience of communities and ecosystems worldwide.
To learn more about the Forest Positive Coalition, visit tcgfforestpositive.com
The Forest Positive Coalition of Action will use our collective influence to drive and accelerate efforts to remove deforestation from not only our own commodity supply chains, but across our suppliers’ entire supply base. We believe that our collective reach will enable us to make progress on four goals:
1. Accelerate efforts to remove commodity-driven deforestation from our individual supply chains.
2. Set higher expectations for traders to act across their entire supply base.
3. Drive transformational change in key commodity landscapes.
4. Define measurable outcomes on which all members agree to track and report individually and collectively.
Our Coalition's Theory of Change represents our ambition to transition towards being forest positive businesses. It encompasses two main strategies: the first focuses on supply chain management and the second on collaboration. By transitioning from deforestation- and conversion-free supply chains to deforestation- and conversion-free businesses, we are accelerating efforts to remove deforestation from entire supply chains and production operations. Additionally, in taking a more integrated land use approach instead of pursuing siloed, uncoordinated initiatives, we are able to strengthen our efforts by encouraging more transformational change in key production landscapes through stakeholder collaboration.
As a Coalition, we have decided to focus on removing deforestation, forest conversion and degradation from the production of four high-demand commodities in our industry. These commodities – palm oil, soy, paper, pulp, and fibre-based packaging (PPP), and beef – are often produced in a way that has devastating impacts on our world’s natural resources. As a result, the Coalition is in the process of creating Roadmaps for each commodity in individual Working Groups developed per commodity, to guide the transformation needed to implement and practice forest positive production. In line with the Coalition’s vision that collaborative action is key to sustainable change, these Roadmaps have been developed through extensive consultation with various stakeholders, especially NGOs. Each roadmap includes a set of commitments, an action plan for achieving them, and a set of key performance indicators (KPIs). The action plans will be implemented over the next 2-3 years.
While studies show deforestation linked to palm oil is decreasing, palm oil continues to be one of the main drivers of tropical forest loss. How can we accelerate the decreasing trend and fully delink palm oil production from deforestation? This session provides the opportunity to deepen our understanding on the latest trends in deforestation linked to palm oil. It also facilitates the discussion on how companies, governments and NGO's can contribute to making the palm oil sector forest positive.