Navigating the world of supply chain transparency

Navigating the world of supply chain transparency

Professor David Wallom will be talking tomorrow about the GCP* and e-Research Centre's International Forest Risk Model project, at an event in Paris alongside the COP21 conference highlighting some of the latest innovations, needs and synergies in current supply chain initiatives.

Recent years have witnessed an unprecedented rise in commitments by private and public actors to bring a halt to the widespread deforestation and environmental degradation associated with agricultural expansion across the tropics. To help address this challenge many organizations have stepped forwards and contributed to the development of new information platforms, tracking systems and models. These initiatives have improved our understanding of how supply chains function, and helped identify the places and actors that are associated with high levels of environmental and social impact, as well as those that are performing well and are deserving of recognition. Yet much more remains to be done.

The “hands-on” event at which Professor Wallom is talking is focussed on the needs of the user community and will gather representatives of some of the leading supply chain transparency initiatives currently on the market or under development. It is designed to offer a chance to learn about and discuss the latest innovations, identify some of the key missing pieces in understanding, and assess possible synergies between different initiatives and platforms.

*Global Canopies Program