Forests: reducing deforestation in UK supply chains

Forests and deforestation were the subjects of a recent consultation in light of the new Environment Bill.

As a result of data from an independent task force, Global Resource Initiative, the government will bring in a new law to prevent illegal deforestation in UK business supply chains.

The task force gathered its data through a consultation, before preparing recommendations for the government.

Part of the new Environment Bill, the law will require companies to show they know where commodities they use have come from. Plus, they will have to show all commodities comply with local laws.

This report summarises the responses and outlines what the government plans to do next. Click here to read the report.