Protecting forests: Environmental and social management systems for forest-friendly supply chains

Identifying and scaling agriculture and food production systems that keep tropical forests intact while improving social conditions within commodity supply chains, has the potential to provide solutions to the climate, nature and societal challenges associated with these value chains1.

This report shares practical examples from Partnerships for Forests’ (P4F) portfolio, showing how supply chain actors can design and implement environmental and social management systems (ESMSs). It provides actors with an idea of the relative costs of doing so, alongside the benefits of protecting forests, improving their risk management, business practices and relationships with other supply chain actors, and helping to navigate the increasing demand for stronger traceability and transparency.



1 – Bending the curve of biodiversity loss | IIASA