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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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Registered Training Organisations

Completing and passing an HCV Assessor Training Course imparted by an ALS-registered Training Organisation is mandatory for all applicants. HCV Assessor Training Courses aim to ensure that applicants understand ALS rules and assessment best practices before applying for a licence. Who can provide training? HCV Assessor Training Courses can only be imparted by organisations registered with the ALS […]

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The ALS: Frequently Asked Questions

The ALS scheme: Learn the basics

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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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