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The HCV Approach is a unique three-step methodology that helps protect HCVs where development will take place. It is referenced as a tool for achieving several UN Sustainable Development Goals, for achieving certification by voluntary sustainability schemes, for meeting corporate sustainability commitments, and as a mechanism to ensure responsible investments in forestry and agriculture globally. 

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The HCV Approach – the case of standards

Across the world, multiple certification schemes are using the HCV approach to strengthen their efforts to preserve areas of key value for people and ecosystems within commodities production and trade.

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HCV Network clarification regarding Mongabay’s article ‘Palm oil giant Wilmar unfazed as watchdogs cry foul over Papua deforestation’ and to Wilmar’s response to the article

On 8 December 2020, Mongabay published an article by Hans Nicholas Jong titled Palm oil giant Wilmar unfazed as watchdogs cry foul over Papua deforestation. On 9 December 2020, Wilmar published their “Response to Mongabay Article on PT Medco Papua Hijau Selaras”. Clarifications to Wilmar’s ‘Response to Mongabay Article on PT Medco Papua Hijau Selaras’ […]

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HCV Assessor Training Course calendar

Due to the COVID-19 situation, many HCV and HCV-HCSA courses planned for 2020 have been postponed or cancelled. As a temporary measure we are allowing Training Organisations to deliver fully online HCV Assessor courses, as long as certain conditions are met. We will regularly review this measure as the global situation evolves. Please contact the […]

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