On May 14th, IBCSD together with CDP held a meeting to present CDP’s Power of Procurement project to potential NGO and partners, working to support the adoption of no-deforestation commitments in the Indonesian palm oil sector. CDP’s aim is to coordinate and align with organizations already working in Indonesia, rather than to duplicate or replicate work already underway. The meeting allows potential partners to better understand CDP’s initiative and to brainstorm ways to participate in the initiative.
In the meantime, CDP is currently working to expand and adapt to palm oil supply chains an existing framework – already being implemented in the soy, cattle, and timber sectors – for addressing the supply and demand-side factors that lead to commodity driven deforestation. This project identify and target high-impact palm oil supply chain links and the key levers for driving improvements in curbing associated deforestation. Specifically, it will facilitate increased collaboration between buyers and suppliers of palm oil produced in Indonesia, and provide a framework for identifying and promoting the adoption of best practices.