Fifteen European and US companies that could help cut deforestation risk from Brazil-China leather tradeTop footwear, furniture and car companies headquartered in Europe and the United States of America (US) are at risk of contributing to deforestation in Brazil by making or selling products containing leather processed in China. An ongoing study by Global Canopy identifies 15 key companies that could reduce deforestation linked to these industries.
- With the 2020 New York Declaration on Forests deadline to halve natural forest loss and eliminate commodity-driven deforestation in sight, not one of the companies and financial institutions assessed by Global Canopy for the Forest 500 2018 ranking, launched today on International Forests Day, is set to meet this goal.
- Are companies in the car seat, furniture, footwear and food industries in China aware of the risk that some of their raw materials could be associated with deforestation in Brazil? These industries use most of the Brazilian beef and leather imported into China (including Hong Kong), which is the world’s biggest importer of beef and leather from Brazil.
- On International Women’s Day, we thought it was time to acknowledge the role that women play in agricultural commodity supply chains. While women smallholders and agricultural workers produce much of the world’s food, they can often be hungry themselves or struggle to feed their families.
What We Do
All our work focuses on the production, trade and financing of commodities such as soy, beef and palm oil that are responsible for two thirds of deforestation worldwide:
Bringing unprecedented transparency to the commodity supply chains which run from forest landscapes to consumers worldwide
The Finance Sector
Following the trillions of dollars in loans and investments linked to deforestation, and enabling better decision-making on natural capital by financial institutions
Financing Sustainable Landscapes
Supporting forward-thinking governments in key forest regions to secure investment to protect forests, boost agricultural productivity and improve water security