Forest 500, deforestation and supply chain mapping.

The Eurofins | BLC Leather Sustainability Mapping Tool can help understand deforestation in your leather supply chain.

Deforestation is one of the most high-profile challenges for the leather industry. The sustainability challenges of cattle farming are widely reported and customers are demanding to know what action companies are taking to address the risks in your supply chain.

The recently published Forest 500 annual report highlights 500 companies that can have a significant impact on deforestation. It also calls out 140 ‘laggards’ – companies whose policies or progress do not go far enough to tackle deforestation. Leather has been highlighted as the commodity where companies are least likely to have a deforestation policy.

The best way to establish an effective and achievable deforestation policy – against which you can measure and report your progress – is to understand your supply chain. If you are not sure of your supply chain, you may not know the extent of your risk and you may be unable to drive change in your operations.

If you do not know your leather supply chain well, we can help to identify and map your suppliers. At Eurofins | BLC Leather Sustainability, in some cases, we are able to trace leather all the way to the slaughterhouse. We can quantify the deforestation risk of your suppliers and can offer advice on how to manage this risk.

If you do know your supply chain and you know it includes one of the organisations identified as a ‘laggard’, we can work with you to create a realistic and achievable deforestation policy.

Through our supply chain mapping tool, Eurofins | BLC Leather Sustainability can help you to understand your supply chain, understand the deforestation risk, and be confident that you have an effective sourcing policy.

For more information about the Eurofins | BLC Leather Sustainability supply chain mapping service, please complete the contact form below and one of our consultants will contact you.

Understand deforestation in your leather supply chain

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