Company interest in working at a landscape level to address the loss of forests and other natural ecosystems has skyrocketed. For years, companies have worked to strengthen sourcing policies, procure certified supplies and trace value chains from source to store. Such work has yielded important benefits.
Yet while interest in tackling forest conversion “at scale” has grown, companies still seek “proof of concept” models to follow, replicate or adapt. Without proven and practical examples, few companies are willing to engage or invest in landscape-scale initiatives. This Guidance seeks to fill this gap by explaining, through a business lens, what companies have done and can do in practice to advance sustainable landscape and jurisdictional initiatives in commodity- producing geographies.