Members make far-reaching commitments to respect people and nature in their supply chains. They work with us on an ongoing journey of improvement and innovation. See our Member Handbook for more about TFT membership.
Global consumer goods company 3M employs more than 90,000 people and has operations in more than 70 countries. The company is well known for its innovative approach across dozens of industries.
3M became a TFT pulp and paper member in March 2015, marking a commitment to responsible procurement of pulp and paper products. 3M’s policy applies to its entire pulp and paper supply chain and commits to sourcing paper-based products that are legal, traceable, not associated with deforestation or harm to high conservation values, and respect workers and indigenous people’s rights.
To manage this commitment, 3M has launched a new Pulp and Paper Sourcing Policy which will be implemented across its entire operations. Work has already begun to map 3M’s supply chains back to harvest source, while evaluating the performance of its suppliers against the new policy. We will now begin work with 3M to engage with its direct and indirect suppliers, supporting them to set up their own responsible fibre sourcing programmes.
Lindt & Sprüngli
Lindt & Sprüngli
As global leader in the premium chocolate segment, Lindt & Sprüngli can look back on a long-standing tradition of 170 years with its origins in Zurich, Switzerland. Today, quality chocolate products by Lindt & Sprüngli are made at 12 own production sites in Europe and the USA. They are distributed by 24 subsidiary companies and branch offices, and also via a comprehensive network of more than 100 independent distributors around the globe. With over 13,000 employees, the Lindt & Sprüngli Group reported sales worth 3.65 billion Swiss francs in 2015.
Adeo is Europe’s biggest DIY retailer. It owns 27 companies including Leroy Merlin and Weldom.
Adeo became a TFT member in 2008. We have helped Adeo to ensure its tropical wood is from legal sources. Adeo and its suppliers work with TFT to implement sustainable forest management. Adeo also uses TFT’s SURE Technology Due Diligence System to help its buyers and suppliers communicate about product orders. This gives buyers the opportunity to mitigate the risk of illegal wood by working with TFT’s international field teams for factory and wood source visits.
ADM (Archer Daniels Midland Company) is one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers. It has more than 33,000 employees serving customers in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the company’s global value chain includes more than 460 crop procurement locations, 300 ingredient manufacturing facilities, and a world-premier crop transportation network. A major focus of the company is processing cereal grains and oilseeds into products used in food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses worldwide.
As part of their TFT membership, ADM is partnering with TFT to map their global supply chains for palm oil and soy. The aim is to assess where there may be risks related to deforestation, peat destruction, or Human Rights violations. The next step is to develop pragmatic action plans to address those risks. As one of the world’s largest providers of cereals and oilseeds, this work has the potential to provide palm oil and soy free from deforestation to markets around the world. It is likely have a significant impact on practices in both Asia and Latin America.
ADM is not a grower of crops, but a significant buyer and trader. It works independently and with industry partners and other stakeholders to improve the quality of crops in the global supply chain, the lives of farmers and communities that grow them, and the environment in which they are grown. These aspirations are advanced through policies and commitments focused on palm and soy supply chains. The new commitment includes protection of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests, protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) Areas, respect for Human Rights, including workers’ rights and the rights of indigenous and local communities to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) to operations on lands to which they hold legal or customary rights.
UK-based Aggregate Industries is a leading player in the construction industry, manufacturing and supplying a wide range of building materials. It became a member of TFT’s Responsible Stone Programme (RSP) in 2012.
Aggregate Industries is working with TFT to improve the lives of the people working in the quarries and factories in its supply chain. TFT is collaborating with the factories and quarries involved, helping them to achieve the standards laid out in the RSP.
Alinea is a retailer specialising in high-quality indoor furniture and decoration. It has 16 stores in France, and belongs to the Muliez Group.
Alinea became a TFT member in 2008. We support Alinea in its commitment to sourcing wood from well-managed forests. By reducing both its environmental impact and energy consumption by 5%, Alinea has prevented the need for five million plastic carrier bags.
Arctic Kvartsit sells natural stone products from around the world to Scandinavian customers. It became a member of TFT’s Responsible Stone Programme (RSP) in 2012.
The company is working with TFT in China to improve the lives of the people working in the granite quarries and factories in its supply chain. TFT is collaborating with the factories and quarries involved, helping them to achieve the standards laid out in the RSP.
Arte Di Granito
Arte Di Granito
Arte Di Granito supplies natural stone counter and kitchen tops and has its own stone processing factory. It became a member of TFT’s Responsible Stone Programme (RSP) in 2012.
The company is working with TFT to improve the lives of the people working in the granite quarries and factories in its supply chain in India. TFT is collaborating with the factories and quarries involved, helping them to achieve the standards laid out in the RSP.
Asian Agri/ Apical
Asian Agri/ Apical
Asian Agri and Apical have committed to No Deforestation and no development on peatland in their palm oil supply chains. Their commitments include protection based on High Carbon Stock (HCS) and High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments, and respecting the rights of communities, workers and smallholder farmers in their supply chains.
Apical is one of Indonesia’s largest palm oil exporters, with extensive operations including three refineries in Indonesia. AA, Apical’s affiliate and largest supplier, produces a million tonnes of palm oil a year, with a palm oil plantation area of around 160,000 hectares, in which 60,000 hectares belong to scheme smallholders. On it own, it manages 27 palm oil plantations and 20 palm oil mills.
Asia Pulp & Paper
Asia Pulp & Paper
Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) is one of the world’s largest pulp and paper manufacturers, with over 2.6 million hectares of forests in Indonesia.
APP became a TFT member in February 2013. We brokered the deal that saw them commit to No Deforestation, and immediately ceasing all natural forest clearance in its operations. Having previously campaigned against APP, the NGO community were pleased, but sceptical. Action on the ground and transparent progress reporting is helping to build NGO relationships. After a decade-long campaign against APP, Greenpeace is recognising the work being done with TFT to conserve forests and respect the communities living and working within them. The work continues.
Groupe Auchan is the second largest food retailer in France, with more than 1,800 stores in 13 countries across Europe and Asia.
Auchan became a TFT member in 2010, initially working with us to source garden furniture timber from Perum Perhutani’s Banten forest district in Indonesia via the TFT wood control system. We have subsequently worked together to implement its forestry policy. Its commitment now applies to its full range of products, encompassing timber, palm oil, charcoal and paper, which are sourced from Europe, China and India.
B&Q is the largest home improvement and garden centre retailer in the UK, employing more than 30,000 people nationwide. It became a member of TFT’s Responsible Stone Programme (RSP) in 2007.
B&Q is working with TFT in India to improve the lives of the people working in the granite and slate quarries and factories in its supply chain. TFT is collaborating with the factories and quarries involved, helping them to achieve the standards laid out in the RSP.
Beltrami provides natural stone for floors, patios and wall coverings and is based out of Belgium, France, Poland and the UK. It became a member of TFT’s Responsible Stone Programme (RSP) in 2012.
The company is working with TFT in India and China to improve the lives of the people working in sandstone and granite quarries and factories in its supply chain. TFT is collaborating with the factories and quarries involved, helping them to achieve the standards laid out in the RSP.
Based in the UK, Brett is a leading manufacturer of aggregate and paving products to commercial and domestic markets.
Brett became a member of TFT’s Responsible Stone Programme (RSP) in March 2016. Together we will focus initially on Brett’s suppliers in India who account for over 90% of its natural stone products. We will support them to work towards achieving the RSP guidelines, before expanding our work to other Brett suppliers in India, as well as in Europe, Brazil and China.
With 101 retail stores in France, Brico Dépôt is an established name with an annual turnover in excess of €2.5m.
Brico Dépôt became a TFT member in 2009. We have helped it to verify the legality of the wood it imports, which it uses for doors, joinery and carpentry items. We have also helped the company to follow a strict timber sourcing policy. Each of its suppliers now signs a specific contract on timber, while buyers are trained on what timber to buy.