Climate Week New York City 2017 kicked off on September 18, but for the Rainforest Alliance, based in New York, and UTZ, based in Amsterdam, every week is climate week and every day is dedicated to driving a more sustainable world. In June the two organizations announced their intention to merge later this year Justin Leavenworth, Global Markets Director for UTZ, shares his thoughts on the objectives and opportunities the merger can bring.
Many companies that engage in sectors contributing to deforestation and climate change have realized the impact and footprint made by their commodities and supply chains. The Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) has been created by a multi-stakeholder working group to define norms and good practices to help companies operationalize responsible supply chain commitments.
It is autumn in the northern hemisphere, for many a time for a new fall wardrobe and back-to-school shopping. But can clothing cause deforestation?
Today, as consumers become more educated and savvy about how their products are produced, the demand for sustainably sourced goods is increasing. And it’s among the reasons that Domtar is working with corporate partners, non-profit agencies and environmental groups to increase the number of forests managed using certified standards through various initiatives.