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FOREST DUE DILIGENCE

Establish Transparency and Accountability Within Your Supply Chain with Forest Due Diligence Software

Our powerful Forest Due Diligence software, allows you to rapidly analyse environmental risk within your global supply chain 

Quickly identify potential links to illegal forest-risk commodities and remain compliant with deforestation regulations 

  

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 EcoOnline offers a dynamic suite of environmental risk analysis, worked on by a flexible and technically savvy team, alongside a useful business intelligence platform to crunch the risk results from the level of individual areas of interest right through to global totals. Technical support and training is also offered to users so there is an understanding of the data on the platform. 

Nthabiseng Nooe, Project Leader: Environmental Sustainability, PMI  
Understand risks in your global forest supply chain

Quickly understand past, present and future risks in your forest supply chain

When your forest supply chain spans the globe, ensuring it doesn’t contain any links to deforestation can be a challenge. 

Deforestation-free product regulation is becoming more stringent, and penalties for non-compliance are more severe.  

Our Forest Due Diligence software reduces the complexity of monitoring environmental risk so that you can rest assured that your products are ethically and legally sourced.

 

Forest due diligence can help build a resilient global economy

Build a fairer, greener and more resilient global economy

To support a more sustainable future, organisations must take steps to prove that their global forest supply chains are both deforestation-free and legally compliant. 

By giving you access to a suite of accurate environmental data, our Forest Due Diligence software helps you to quickly identify links to forest-risk commodities and other environmental risks.  

Access accurate, global data insights to ensure that your products are deforestation-free

Our Forest Due Diligence product monitors global forest supply chains, covering 100,000+ of farms and other supply areas to alert you to potential linkages to  illegal deforestation. 

Through access to verified government-authorised global data, you can ensure that your forest supply chain is – and remains – compliant, ethical, and sustainable. 

 

Global deforestation risk data report
  • Obtain a high-level overview of the deforestation risk, biodiversity status and water risk in your global forest supply chain via a single platform 
  • Access high-quality, contextual and authoritative data via enhanced low-lying land maps in countries around the world, including Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Indonesia, and more 
  • Rapidly analyse your global supply chain covering 100,000s of farms to quickly identify any potential risks 
  • Meet your obligations under the EUDR and UK Environment Act.



Trusted by global organisations to monitor their sustainability compliance  

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Make informed decisions based on accurate, current data  

Our intuitive environmental profiling tools enable you to explore the risk profiles of potential future assets, suppliers and sourcing regions. 

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Make informed decisions with access to complex global climate model projection data for physical risks, such as water shortages, storms, flooding, sea-level rise, and wildfires, distilled into clear actionable insights.

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Water Risk Profiler 

Understand the past, present and future water risk across your supply chain, including baseline water risk and water availability. React quickly to drought conditions and quantify future water risks based on climate prediction of rainfall changes.

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Environmental Risk Profiler

Obtain a high-level overview of the deforestation risk, biodiversity status and water risk in your global supply chain. Determine the share of your supply chain operating in areas with a high deforestation risk and areas of high biodiversity value.

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Forest Risk Profiler  

A complete forest monitoring solution for your supply chain. For each asset or sourcing area, you can monitor historical deforestation, deforestation risk, and restoration. Enable near-real-time monitoring of deforestation to continually monitor for compliance.

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The combination of expert analysts, support and software allowed us to be truly effective and set up a simple system for input and data management. Our sites use the software monthly for tracking of scope 1 and 2 emission sources, KPIs and also to create dashboards.” 

Annie Blier, Director, Environment, IAMGOLD  

Frequently asked questions

What are Forest Risk Commodities?

Forest Risk Commodities are agricultural exports linked to global deforestation, usually through forest conversion to agricultural land.  

Seven key commodities are responsible for an estimated 65% of annual tropical deforestation risk within UK supply chains (JNCC, 2021): 

  • Palm Oil 
  • Soy 
  • Cocoa 
  • Cattle (Beef and Leather) 
  • Coffee 
  • Maize 
  • Rubber 

Deforestation is the second leading cause of climate change globally and is responsible for 11% of all greenhouse gas emissions. In a bid to conserve forests and ecosystems at risk, the UK and EU are supporting other country’s efforts by introducing transparency and accountability into the forest supply chain. 

What Deforestation Legislation do I need to adhere to?

On 29th June 2023, the EU’s Regulation on Deforestation-free Products (EUDR) entered into force. Under the Regulation, any operator or trader who places these forest risk commodities (or products that use them) on the EU market (or exports them) will have to be able to prove that they do not come from recently deforested land or are linked to forest degradation. The regulation comes into effect in 2024, meaning all eligible companies will need to implement due diligence systems that include: 

  • Geolocation of all plots of land where relevant commodities were produced 
  • Conclusive and verifiable information that the relevant commodities are deforestation-free 
  • Conclusive and verifiable information that the relevant commodities have been produced following relevant local laws (for example, that they are not produced in areas that are prohibited for agricultural use) 

Additionally, the UK has passed similar legislation – the UK Environment Act will make it illegal for large businesses in the UK to use forest-risk commodities produced on land illegally occupied or used. Companies will need to implement a due diligence system across their supply chains to demonstrate compliance. 

Who must adhere to the Deforestation Legislation?

Many industries will be affected by upcoming deforestation legislation, with the primary sectors being agriculture, food and finance. These sectors are very specific, and will be required to comply if they meet the following conditions: 

  • Agricultural traders that source key “forest risk” commodities such as soy, beef, palm oil, cocoa, and coffee 
  • Large food companies (>500 employees, T/O >£500m, with a significant footprint in the UK, EU or North America) with forest-risk commodities in their supply chains 
  • Local producer organisations who want to ensure their farms access international export markets 
  • Banks who need to screen loans such as rural credit against zero-deforestation criteria 
International financial institutions that need to screen portfolios for exposure to non-compliance with zero-deforestation rules 

What is required under the EUDR?

To comply with the EUDR (European Union Deforestation Regulation), companies will need to implement due diligence systems across their supply chains. These systems should include: 

  • Key information such as the quantities of product; company information of suppliers and buyers; countries of origin 
  • Geolocation of farms where the purchased commodities were produced 
  • Assessment of whether commodities were free from deforestation from 2021 onwards, and produced in line with local laws 
  • A risk assessment, including the prevalence of forest and deforestation in the region of origin and local land tenure and rights of indigenous peoples 
  • Risk mitigation measures 

To do this effectively, companies should use high-quality, authoritative data that is recognised by national authorities with the remit for monitoring and managing forest resources in the country/region where the commodity is produced. 

This minimises errors such as missing an area of deforestation or falsely accusing a local producer of deforestation, which may be more likely to happen when using freely available, global datasets. 

What is a Supply Chain?

A supply chain is a network of individuals and/or companies who are involved in making a product for a consumer. For example, the supply chain of a chocolate bar may include producers who grow the raw materials, processors who turn raw materials into something you can make chocolate from, and logistics, who move the product through each stage of production, packaging,  and marketing.  

What is Deforestation?

Deforestation is the clearance or removal of forest on land that is then converted to a different land use; such as farms, ranches or urban uses. 

What is Biodiversity?

Biodiversity is a term used to describe the variety of life found on Earth. A common measure is “species richness,” i.e. the count of species found in an area, as is “pristineness” i.e., the extent to which a natural ecosystem has been disturbed. 

What is a Protected Forest Area?

A Protected Forest Area is a legally defined forestry area designated for conservation or sustainable management purposes, such as a forest reserve or national park. 

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