Global sustainability organizations form alliance to share risk information

Forest Stewardship Council
February 29, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: International

A group of organizations, including the Forest Stewardship Council, Preferred by Nature, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, and the Sustainable Biomass Program, are joining forces as the Risk Information Alliance (RIA). Increasing regulatory requirements such as the EU Regulation on Deforestation-free Products (EUDR) and market pressure for responsibly produced products are posing a serious challenge to businesses, certification schemes and producers in agricultural and forest-based sectors. The RIA will develop and maintain credible risk assessments with a range of partners and across commodities offering value beyond the EUDR. Through an innovative and collaborative approach, the Alliance will encourage risk data sharing in a pre-competitive sphere and cut through the complex and costly landscape facing companies and sustainability systems. …“This alliance will create a common language, making sure that businesses, authorities and stakeholders in forestry and agriculture are working effectively towards the same goal,” said Kim Carstensen, FSC Director General.

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