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The HCV Approach is a unique three-step methodology that helps protect HCVs in prospective forestry and agricultural plantations and across landscapes. It is referenced as a tool for achieving several UN Sustainable Development Goals, for meeting corporate sustainability commitments, and as a mechanism to ensure responsible investments in forestry and agriculture globally. 

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LATEST NEWS

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National Interpretations of High Conservation Values – new guide

A new guide on how to develop national/regional HCV interpretations, for use as part of site-level HCV assessments and/or HCV screening at landscape and jurisdictional levels has been published. The High Conservation Value (HCV) definitions apply in a wide range of geographical regions and production contexts, irrespective of ecosystem, scale or commodity. However, as topography, […]

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HCV-HCSA Assessor Training Course in Mexico

Jimena Frojan, ALS Senior Quality Manager, attended the training course in Mexico which was co-organised by Proforest, Pepsico and Femexpalma. From November 4th to 8th, Proforest imparted an HCV-HCSA Assessor Training Course in Palenque, Mexico. The course was jointly organised by HCVRN Member Proforest, Femexpalma (the Mexican Palm Oil Association) and Pepsico, as part of […]

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Statement on ‘Who watches the Watchmen? 2’

A report released by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Grassroots provides recommendations for improvement of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) assurance systems.

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