Washington, December 2, 2022 – The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA) submitted comments to the U.S. State Department in response to its Request for Stakeholder Input on Options for Combating International Deforestation Associated With Commodities.
SFPA member companies are committed to addressing deforestation risks in their respective agricultural supply chains. We recognize that forest conservation is an essential part of our overall efforts to meet science-based targets and create business pathways to achieve net zero emissions. We believe public policy is necessary to holistically build upon the contribution put forth by individual companies, and we support solutions that align with our Principles on Forest and Natural Ecosystem Conservation. We hope these principles may help guide policy ideas aimed at addressing deforestation risks in agricultural supply chains in developed and developing markets.
About the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance
The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance seeks to accelerate the pace of change in the food industry through individual company leadership and collective support for public policies that raise the bar and inspire further action in this critical journey. As some of the world’s best-known food companies, founding members Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States recognize our responsibility to drive positive change for the people who use our products, the people who supply them, and the planet on which we all rely. To learn more about the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, visit www.foodpolicyalliance.org.