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04 Understanding commitments to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE)

Proforest | 2020 | Proforest

This document provides an introduction to the key terms and ideas behind No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) commitments.
Commitments to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE) are commonly seen in reference to agricultural commodity production used by downstream companies, traders, mills and growers. They are most common in relation to palm oil production.
This document describes the issues that would typically be covered by an NDPE commitment; however, it is important to note that there is no definitive definition of what must be covered in an NDPE commitment. Therefore, these interpretations should be viewed as guidance for people new to the concept.