15 Feb '12, 1pm

Forest Footprint Disclosure Project 2011 Annual Review

The third annual report on how companies are disclosing their impacts on the world's forests finds that more companies across industries are embracing transparency in their supply chains, although the oil & gas sector as a whole falls far short. From the introduction to the report, by Andrew W. Mitchell, Chairman of the Forest Footprint Disclosure Project : The ultimate purpose of the Forest Footprint Disclosure Project is to reduce global deforestation. There are compelling reasons to do this: 1.4 billion of the world's poor in developing countries depend on tropical forests for their survival, more than half of the world's biodiversity exists there and the subsequent loss of ecosystem services due to continued deforestation has been estimated to cost US$2-5 trillion annually. These services underpin food, energy, water, health and climate security for all of us. Land use...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/research/report/2012/02/15/forest...

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