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New insights: Leveraging data for supply chain sustainability

New insights: Leveraging data for supply chain sustainability 

The EU REDD Facility has released a new Transparency Pathway Insights series, showing that supply chain and trade data can support sustainability. 

The first Insight of the series explores market connections between the European Union (EU) and Brazil, Colombia and Indonesia for three major agricultural commodities — soy, coffee and palm oil.  

Examining subnational data, the Facility finds that significant portions of these markets – more than half of the traded volume in Brazilian soy and Indonesian palm oil and up to 86% of traded Colombian coffee – have strong relationships with the EU market.  

The scope of EU influence is even more striking when considering total traded volumes — 86% of internationally traded coffee from Colombia, 56% of palm oil produced in Indonesia and 50% of Brazilian soy. 

There is now more publically available data on the trade of agricultural commodities linked to deforestation than ever before. This review of subnational supply chain data makes the case that there is significant potential for producer countries, the EU and companies in the middle to collaborate and build partnerships for a shift towards sustainable supply chains. 

Know more about the Transparency Pathway