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The HCV Approach is a unique three-step methodology that helps protect HCVs primarily in prospective forestry and agricultural plantations. 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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We are recruiting!

The HCV Network Secretariat is recruiting three in-house ALS Quality Panel members who can support with primary and secondary evaluations of HCV and HCV-HCS assessment reports, and other quality assurance tasks. Available positions: Six-month part-time Senior Quality Officer (Bahasa Indonesia) Six-month part-time Senior Quality Officer (Spanish) Six-month full-time Junior Quality Officer (Bahasa Indonesia) Before submitting […]

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Better Cotton Initiative is the most recent Member to join the HCV Network

“We are very happy to be strengthening our partnership with the HCV Network to drive biodiversity conservation” —says Gregory Jean, Standard and Learning Manager at Better Cotton Initiative. We are delighted to welcome our newest Member to the Network, Better Cotton Initiative. Earlier this month we entered into a reciprocal agreement, meaning that the HCV Network […]

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New guidance for using the HCV approach at landscape and jurisdictional scales

The HCV Network has produced a new methodology to bring consistency to the growing use of the HCV approach at larger scales. Voluntary certification has been quite successful in promoting responsible production of commodities like timber and palm oil. It has acted both directly by driving positive changes at the management unit level, and indirectly […]

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