The Land Use Change Guidance: shaping the future of climate, forestry and agriculture
A group of 40+ committed companies, NGOs, scientists, governments and diverse sustainability stakeholders teamed up with Quantis to answer the urgent need for a robust, credible and streamlined approach for the sustainable management of forests, land use and land use change across supply chains. The fruit of this pre-competitive consortium, which began in October 2017, produced the “Land Use Change Guidance: Accounting for GHG Emissions in the Supply Chain” (LUC Guidance). See full list of partners.
Quantis covened the partners for the Guidance initiative to develop a methodology that consolidates, aligns and builds upon pre-existing references to deliver a set of recommendations and detailed technical methodology. Rather than an official standard, the Guidance serves as an immediate solution for reliable methodology to help companies make immediate progress on deforestation and other land-related issues.
The Guidance was developed through stakeholder dialogue and collaboration that resulted in 14 key recommendations, a step-by-step approach for companies to measure and track their progress towards reducing or eliminating GHG emissions from land-based supply chains.
Martha Stevenson, Forest Strategy and Research Director, br> World Wildlife Fund US
Jorge Soto, Chief Sustainability Officer, br> Braskem
Kevin Rabinovitch, Global Sustainability Director, br> Mars, Incorporated
Jerry Lynch, Chief Sustainability Officer, br> General Mills
Euan Murray, CEO, br> The Sustainability Consortium
Andrew Harrop, Head of Environmental Sustainability, br> Philip Morris International
Pablo Llopis, Forestry Project Manager, br> South Pole Group
Frank Brentrup, Senior Scientist, br> Yara International
Nicko Debenham, VP Head of Sustainability & MD Biolands Group, br> Barry Callebaut
LUC Guidance Pilots 101: Watch the webinar replay
To learn more about the LUC Guidance and the launch of the pilot phase of the project, check out our webinar. Indeed, partners from CDP and Mondelēz International joined Quantis US Director Jon Dettling and LUC Guidance coordinator Michèle Zollinger to discuss deforestation in corporate GHG accounting, the guidance corresponding methodology and how companies can both learn and benefit from being part of this groundbreaking initiative.
Find out how to join key industry leaders in the pilot testing phase:
The initiative brings together key players in sustainability:
ADEME, AF&PA, Barry Callebaut, Braskem, C-AGG, Ceres, Climate-KIC, Danone, EcoAct, Ecofys, Envol Vert, Ferrero, General Mills, Gold Standard, L’Oréal, Lenzing, LVMH, Mars, moja global, Mondelēz International, NCASI, PepsiCo, Philip Morris International, Pirelli, Rainforest Alliance, RSPO, South Pole Group, Supply Change, Tetra Pak, Textile Exchange, The Sustainability Consortium, The US Department of Transportation, Wood K plus, WWF, Yara and more.
Media Kit: Keeping up with LUC
Revisit our media materials, including press releases and images, on the development of the LUC Guidance.
Get on board with the global consortium that’s making great strides toward reducing deforestation and land use changes
For more on the LUC Guidance, contact the project coordinator Michèle Zollinger.