Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) is a special project of the Global Canopy Foundation, initiated in 2008. FFD engages with private sector companies to ask them to disclose their current understanding of their ‘forest footprint’ based on exposure to five key commodities - soy, palm oil, timber, cattle products and biofuels - in their operations and/or their supply chains.   All these commodities have the potential to be sourced from recently deforested land.  FFD goes beyond simple disclosure and acts as a catalyst for investors to really engage with the companies in their portfolios on this issue. [read more]

June 2011: FFD launches third annual Disclosure Request

FFD has launched its third annual Disclosure Request. The 2011 Disclosure Request was sent to 360 global companies on June 16th. Last year, 78 companies participated in the Disclosure Request and FFD hopes that it will see even greater participation this year. If your company would like to participate in the FFD Disclosure Request 2011, please contact the .

9th May 2011: FFD hosts 'Peak Soya?' Event at the Royal Society, London

Peak Soya Presentation May 2011FFD jointly hosted a high-level meeting with the Royal Society bringing together leading researchers with companies and their investors involved in forest risk commodities such as soy to explore how current and potential future trends in South American climate, land use and policy could affect commodity supply chains. The under-lying issue addressed was - How can the corporate and financial sectors manage these risks and enter into a new dialogue with researchers at the forefront of thinking? Read more and access the day's presentations

''...'Peak Soya?' has been a superb arena for like-minded parties to come together, discuss the big issues and share knowledge...'' Patrick Spink, Environment Executive, British Airways 

27th January 2011: Forest Footprint Disclosure launches its second Annual Review

Annual Review 2010

Now in its second year, the Forest Footprint Disclosure Project has grown considerably. The second Annual Review – making available the results of the 2010 disclosure request – is now available for download (PDF, 5Mb).

Read the associated press release. Please contact  for queries related to the Annual Review. For press and other queries, please contact or telephone us on +44(0) .



Global Forest Footprints

You'll also find more information on the site about the initiative, about forest footprints and each of the key commodities behind them, and how and why your company should participate. Please contact us for further information on the project, or for press enquiries.

The Project's Global Forest Footprints Report, provides a concise overview of how businesses around the world contribute to deforestation.





Why Forest Disclosure?

The key commodities driving deforestation:

Illegal logging and over-extraction is occuring in some 70 countries, and accounts for approximately half of all traded timber from rainforest nations.

Meat and leather products derived from cattle raised on deforested land are traded globally

Between 1999 and 2004 soy production in the Amazon region is believed to have increased by 15% oer annum.

Palm oil is contained in 1 in 10 products on European supermarket shelves - each of which carry an associated forest footrpint.
Palm oil

Government biofuel targets have led to increased demand for vegetable oils with high deforestation risks like soy and palm oil.