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.
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.
Global confectioner Mars has committed to gaining greater transparency of its palm oil supply chain in order to prevent deforestation in its operations.
Mars became a TFT member in 2014 and published its palm oil policy. It simultaneously announced a wider policy targeting pulp and paper, beef and soy as other commodities often associated with deforestation. TFT is helping Mars to build transparency in its palm oil supply chain and is supporting suppliers to understand and adhere to its policy.
TFT and Mars work hand-in-hand with suppliers in mills and plantations to implement the palm oil policy. Suppliers will be supported to understand the requirements of the policy and ensure their supply, including that from smallholders, is from a responsible, deforestation-free source.
Mars’ palm oil policy includes the protection of High Carbon Stock (HCS) forest, High Conservation Value (HCV) forests and peatlands. It also pledges to protect the rights of communities and workers whilst also minimising the company’s carbon footprint.
Mars’ deforestation policy identifies pulp and paper, beef and soy as the three other commodities that pose the greatest risk of deforestation. Mars became a TFT pulp and paper member in December 2015.
Global consumer goods company Nestlé has operations in 86 countries.
Nestlé was TFT’s first palm oil member, joining us in 2010 and committing to No Deforestation in the wake of a powerful Greenpeace campaign that linked the company to deforestation. TFT helped Nestlé develop its Responsible Sourcing Guidelines.
In 2011, Nestlé also began working with us on its pulp and paper supply chain. Today we work together across many countries, with TFT’s field teams supporting Nestlé’s global suppliers to drive standards.
Nestlé’s progress over the years has made it one of the most highly regarded companies in the fight against deforestation, with Greenpeace citing Nestlé as best practice example to others.