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WWF is working with large corporations which are important, worldwide producers, buyers, traders and processors of commodities that impact WWF's priority places for biodiversity conservation.
Such corporate partnerships are designed to improve the sustainability of a specific supply chain, for example, in terms of its water use, carbon footprint and the way commodities are sourced.

Company partnerships often start with action on one commodity, and generally further expand to other commodities or business areas through the implementation of Better Management Practices and sourcing of credibly certified commodities and products.

Some examples of global companies with which WWF has formed partnerships on agricultural and fisheries commodities are The Coca Cola Company, IKEA, Marks & Spencer, Carrefour, Kroger and Walmart.


Towards sustainable commodity sourcing

  1. Map your supply chains (for some commodities, WWF has developed tools that can help you)
     
  2. Participate in relevant credible certification scheme(s)
     
  3. Make public commitment to source 100% credibly certified commodities (for sale and for own operations) within a reasonable time frame (5-10 years)
     
  4. Make suppliers aware of your commitment to shift to 100% credibly certified commodities and support them to improve sourcing
     
  5. Buy credibly certified commodities
     
  6. Communicate about responsible purchasing and use with consumers

HOW BIG BRANDS CAN HELP SAVE BIODIVERSITY

Watch WWF’s Jason Clay explain how if just 100 key companies go sustainable, global markets will shift to protect the planet our consumption has already outgrown.
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Coop logo
© Coop
Communities in the Philippines and Laos are benefiting directly from a Swiss retailer´s investments into sustainable supply chains.
Learn more about WWF's company partnerships:
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Ikea
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A 10-year partnership between WWF and IKEA has led to transformational results that have positively changed how timber and cotton is grown and harvested, reducing the carbon footprint.
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Carrefour
© Carrefour
As part of its global commitment to source 100% RSPO-certified palm oil by 2015, French retailer Carrefour agreed to fund oil palm smallholders in Indonesia. With the help of WWF, this gave a much-needed boost for certified sustainable palm oil in the world's largest consuming market.

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