Cutoff Dates

Guidance for setting cutoff dates for no-deforestation and no-conversion commitments

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Stage of the ethical supply chain journey

Set and strengthen goals

Purpose & Summary

This document provides guidance on how companies should set or adopt cutoff dates for no-deforestation and no-conversion commitments, as referenced in Core Principle 1. This includes guidance for companies that source multiple commodities from multiple regions, as well as guidance related to sector-wide cutoff dates.

Topics in this guidance

1. Introduction

2. Guidance on selection and adoption of cutoff dates

3. Communication and adoption of cutoff dates throughout supply chains and in at-risk landscapes

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Core Principle
Protection of forests and other natural ecosystems
Resources
Topic: Deforestation and Conversion
Brief summary of the Framework's guidance on setting and achieving goals to eliminate deforestation and ecosystem conversion from commodity supply chains.

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