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What is RSS?

What is RSS?

Responsible Sourcing from Smallholders (RSS) is a framework to help companies to manage risks to sustainable sourcing while supporting smallholders to continuously improve production practices and livelihood security.

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Baseline studies of successful models for sustainable smallholder development

Baseline studies of successful models for sustainable smallholder development

Examples of baseline studies of smallholder models in palm oil production from countries around the world.

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SHARP: A Retrospective

SHARP: A Retrospective

Proforest served as the global secretariat for the SHARP partnership from 2013 to 2019. This document outlines some of the key highlights of the partnership during that time.

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Moving towards sustainable production: the Africa Palm Oil Initiative impact report

Moving towards sustainable production: the Africa Palm Oil Initiative impact report

This document highlights some of the APOI’s many achievements to date.

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Smallholder engagement

Smallholder engagement

An introduction for supply chain companies to engaging with their smallholder supply base.

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Drivers of social risk

Drivers of social risk

Drivers of child labour, forced labour, inadequate health and safety, and land rights abuses and disputes in agriculture and forestry

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Common Guidance for the Identification of HCVs

Common Guidance for the Identification of HCVs

This practical user manual offers guidance for the interpretation and identification of HCVs globally, for any type of ecosystem, and across all natural resource sectors and standards.

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Responsible sourcing in practice: supplier engagement

Responsible sourcing in practice: supplier engagement

Supplier engagement is a set of interventions that are implemented with suppliers to build compliance with policy commitments across the production base.

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BN01. Supporting companies to work at a landscape scale

BN01. Supporting companies to work at a landscape scale

Supply chain companies are increasingly seeing the benefits of working at a landscape scale to achieve wider, transformational impact.

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Implementing ‘No Deforestation’ Commitments in West Africa: Guidance for International Actors

Implementing ‘No Deforestation’ Commitments in West Africa: Guidance for International Actors

Building on legality to deliver responsible and deforestation-free commodity supply chains.

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Malaysian National Interpretation for the Identification of High Conservation Values

Malaysian National Interpretation for the Identification of High Conservation Values

This guidance aims to support improved identification of HCVs in Malaysia by providing the Malaysian context for the definitions of the six HCV categories, the framework for assessing levels of threat to the HCVs, as well as relevant case studies and data sources.

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Africa Palm Oil Initiative: briefing 6

Africa Palm Oil Initiative: briefing 6

Accelerating action on deforestation commitments in Africa

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Accelerating implementation of responsible sourcing commitments: A Framework for Progress to 2020 and Beyond

Accelerating implementation of responsible sourcing commitments: A Framework for Progress to 2020 and Beyond

The latest in our Responsible Sourcing and Production briefing series sets out a practical framework to accelerate the implementation of responsible sourcing commitments by supply chain companies

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Legal compliance and zero deforestation initiatives Brazil

Legal compliance and zero deforestation initiatives Brazil

This joint report from Proforest, WWF and TFA 2020 identifies tools to support responsible sourcing of agricultural and forest commodities in Brazil

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Building on legality

Building on legality

How legal compliance can support companies to deliver their commitments to responsible sourcing and production

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The High Carbon Stock Approach: an update

The High Carbon Stock Approach: an update

An introduction to the new converged HCS methodology for identifying viable forest areas.

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Mentoring Sustainability Practitioners

Mentoring Sustainability Practitioners

A Proforest guide to developing capacity for supporting responsible production of agricultural and forest commodities.

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HCV and HCS in Ghana: Guidance for Producers

HCV and HCS in Ghana: Guidance for Producers

Building on legality to deliver responsible and deforestation-free commodity supply chains

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HCV and HCS in Côte d'Ivoire: Guidance for Producers

HCV and HCS in Côte d'Ivoire: Guidance for Producers

Building on legality to deliver responsible and deforestation-free commodity supply

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RSPO & RSPO Next in Liberia: Guidance for Producers

RSPO & RSPO Next in Liberia: Guidance for Producers

Building on legality to deliver responsible and deforestation-free commodity supply chains.

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FSC in Ghana: Guidance for Producers

FSC in Ghana: Guidance for Producers

Building on legality to deliver responsible and deforestation-free commodity supply chains

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RSPO & RSPO Next in Ghana: Guidance for Producers

RSPO & RSPO Next in Ghana: Guidance for Producers

Building on legality to deliver responsible and deforestation-free commodity supply chains.

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HCV and HCS in Liberia: Guidance for Producers

HCV and HCS in Liberia: Guidance for Producers

Building on legality to deliver responsible and deforestation-free commodity supply

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Practical assessment and monitoring of forest biodiversity

Practical assessment and monitoring of forest biodiversity

Many sustainability standards require assessments of forest biodiversity, yet these can often be challenging even for large, well-resourced organisations. The Forest Integrity Assessment (FIA) tool offers non-specialists a simple, user-friendly way to evaluate forests' biodiversity.

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HCV Assessment Manual

HCV Assessment Manual

Prepared by Proforest on behalf of the HCV Resource Network Assessor Licensing Scheme, this manual serves as a reference document for licensed assessors during all steps of a High Conservation Value (HCV) assessment.

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High Conservation Value-High Carbon Stock Approach Assessment Manual

High Conservation Value-High Carbon Stock Approach Assessment Manual

Primarily targeted at guiding assessment teams through the HCV-HCSA assessment process, this Manual is also useful for HCSA Member companies commissioning HCV-HCSA assessments.

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Common Guidance for the Management and Monitoring of High Conservation Values

Common Guidance for the Management and Monitoring of High Conservation Values

This document provides general guidance and good practice recommendations for the management and monitoring of HCVs.

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