Company Action in Collective Efforts for Sustainable Land Use at Scale
This report summarizes findings and recommendations from a 15-month study initiated to advance understanding of the use of landscape and jurisdictional approaches as a key corporate strategy for downstream and midstream companies to achieve sustainable sourcing and have positive impacts in the regions they are sourcing from.
The study identified 113 companies supporting landscape and jurisdictional initiatives across 91 initiatives, in 19 countries. Recommendations have been drawn from the research for downstream and midstream companies to mobilize more private sector action. These recommendations for companies are:
- Increase landscape-scale action and integrate it into corporate sustainability and business strategy;
- Invite and/or incentivize other private sector actors to take landscape-scale action;
- Spotlight multi-stakeholder collaboration to transition towards sustainable land use at scale and
- Align resources and efforts in committed and/or progressing landscape and jurisdictions.
The report contains three further recommendations for the wider community working with landscape and jurisdictional approaches. Using the results from the research, a business case is presented in the report for companies to see the opportunities and assist the transformation to sustainable commodity production through multi-stakeholder collaboration at scale.
This report is part of a global study that aims to understand how midstream and downstream companies have been using landscape and jurisdictional approaches to address commodity-driven deforestation. The papers on cocoa, palm oil, pulp, paper and packaging and beef landscape-scale action have been published and will be followed by another brief on company landscape-scale action in soy. The study also delves deeper into other possible uses of these approaches, in a report on meeting corporate climate, nature and people goals.