Forests: Commodities

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 25th June 2020.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of the recommendation of the Global Resource Initiative Taskforce's report of March 2020 on the introduction of a mandatory due diligence obligation on companies that place commodities and derived products that contribute to deforestation on the UK market.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We are carefully considering all the options recommended in the Global Resource Initiative Taskforce’s report, including a mandatory due diligence obligation, and will set out our response in due course.

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