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Firm Commitments

Tracking Company Endorsers of the New York Declaration on Forests


Molly Peters-Stanley, Stephen Donofrio, Ben McCarthy, Dan Kandy - Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace






At the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit, 180 governments, companies, indigenous community networks, and civil society organizations signaled their commitment to ending deforestation by endorsing the New York Declaration on Forests, which set a goal to halve natural forest loss by 2020 and end it by 2030. Fast forward one year, and many of the Declaration’s endorsing companies are already taking concrete action to reduce their contribution to global deforestation and work toward achieving sustainable supply chains. These commitments are the focus of this report which looks at public sustainability disclosures from 41 companies that endorsed the Declaration. The report tackles important questions such as, “How have companies taken action to meet these targets – both before and after endorsing the Declaration? What do the endorser companies look like and what qualities do they have in common? How many companies are publicly disclosing their progress and what can these early disclosures tell decision-makers about the private sector’s information gaps and implementation needs?”


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Release Date: September 2015
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