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Proforest works with partners and stakeholders in the Brazilian cattle sector to increase sustainability in the sector. With an initial focus on the cattle value chain, we work with multistakeholder initiatives and private sector partners to develop capacity, policy and standards for responsible production.

We do this by:

Implementing responsible sourcing

We support companies to improve their sourcing of beef and leather by:

  • mapping supply chains and helping buyers of leather and beef products engage with their suppliers.
  • providing technical support to help individual companies develop and implement responsible sourcing policies and guidelines.

Developing capacity

We support the development of capacity both in the private sector and civil society for more sustainable cattle supply chains by providing institutional capacity building support to the Brazilian Roundtable on Sustainable Beef (GTPS).

Supporting multistakeholder initiatives

We work with stakeholders across companies and civil society to improve outcomes for the responsible sourcing of beef and leather products. This includes, for example, providing technical support to GTPS to develop, field test and consult on criteria and indicators for improving the Brazilian cattle value chain.