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Ranking the most influential companies driving tropical deforestation

Every six seconds, an area of rainforest the size of a football pitch is destroyed to make way for the production of commodities such as soy, beef and palm oil. See our latest assessment of the 500 biggest companies in these supply chains - and the financial institutions that fund them, using data from 2020.

NGOs urge UK government to enhance action on deforestation in Environment Bill

Global Canopy and other members of the UK NGO Forest Coalition briefing on the need to enhance due diligence measures in the Environment Bill
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We can no longer ignore deforestation hidden in the goods we buy

New research, carried out by Trase (our project in partnership with SEI) for WWF EU, shows the true extent of Europe’s consumption patterns on tropical forests. Between 2005 and 2017, imports to the EU (including the UK) were associated with 3.5 million hectares of deforestation – an area the size of the Netherlands.