Our History

The Tropical Forest Alliance was founded in 2012 at Rio+20 after the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) committed to zero net deforestation by 2020 for palm oil, soy, beef, and paper and pulp supply chains in 2010. The CGF partnered with the US government to create the public-private alliance with the mission of mobilizing all actors to collaborate in reducing commodity-driven tropical deforestation. 

Accelerating into the Decade of Delivery

TFA fosters cross-sector collaboration based on a common and ever-deepening understanding of the barriers and opportunities linked to deforestation-free supply chains.
Its greatest offering is a partnership of champions for deforestation-free global and local economies, making the case for sustainable supply chains as an essential pathway towards a better economy and achievement of the Global Goals.

The Tropical Forest Alliance exists to catalyse the power of collective action and responsibility so that “Forest Positive” becomes the new norm locally and globally.

 

TFA Partners

We work with a considerable number of public, private and civil society actors, indigenous peoples, and international organizations to catalyse high-impact partnerships to reduce commodity driven deforestation and build a forest positive future.
Alliance for the Preservation of Forests
JBS
ABN AMRO
eco.business Fund
Ahold Delhaize
The World Bank
Transitions
Unilever
Tropenbos International
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UN Environment (UNEP)
Walmart
WeForest
Wildlife Conservation Society
Wilmar International Limited
Winrock International
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
World Resources Institute
Yara International
World Wide Fund for Nature
Rainforest Alliance
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Sail Ventures
Sime Darby
Singapore Environment Council
Size of Wales
SNV Netherlands Development
Solidaridad Network
South Pole Group
Zoological Society of London
IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative
State of Edo
Quadriz
SIAT
SOCFIN
The Forests Dialogue
State of Mato Grosso, Brazil
Sustainable Agriculture Network
Terra Global Capital
The Borneo Initiative
The Consumer Goods Forum
The Nature Conservancy
Marfrig Global Foods S.A.
Marks & Spencer
Mars
McDonald’s
Mondelēz International
Musim Mas Group
Natcap Sustainable Solutions
National Wildlife Federation
NEPcon
Nestle
New Forests
OKO Forests
Olam International
PepsiCo
Permian Global Advisors LLP
Poligrow Colombia Ltd.
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Proforest
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
Pt Rimba Makmur Utama
PUR Project
PZ Cussons
Touton
The Development Institute
Temasek
World Cocoa Foundation
WARSI
Procter & Gamble
Government of Cote d’Ivoire
Government of Gabon
Government of Ghana
Government of Norway
Government of the Central African Republic
Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Government of the Netherlands
Government of the Republic of Indonesia
Government of the Republic of Liberia
Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone
Government of the Republic of the Congo
Government of the United Kingdom
Government of the United States
Governor’s Climate & Forest Fund
Grupo Éxito
HCV Resource Network
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
HSBC
Imaflora
Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD)
ISCC
Kellogg’s
Kerry Group
Linger Temu Kabupaten Lestari (LTKL)
Government of Peru
Mekon Ecology
Neste
Norpalm
Pecsa
PINUS
OPIAC
Instituto Centro de Vida
IDB
IUCN
Louis Dreyfus Company
Landscape Indonesia
Lutheran World Relief
Ecotierra
EFECA
Environmental Defense Fund
Fauna & Flora International
Fern
Feronia
Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade
Financial Access Capital Partners
Forest Stewardship Council
Forest Trends
Forest Carbon
Fundación Natura Colombia
General Mills
Global Canopy Programme
Global Environment Facility
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL)
Golden-Agri Resources
Government of Colombia
Earth Innovation Institute
EcoAgriculture Partners
Daemeter Consulting
Germany
Goldtree Holdings
Conservation International
COFCO International
SPKS
Carrefour
CDP
Clarmondial AG
Climate Focus
Climate Policy Initiative
BVRio Institute
Cargill
BioCarbon Engineering
Code REDD
33 Forest Capital
Asian Agri
Althelia Ecosphere
Amazon Natural Capital Institute
Amigos da Terra – Amazônia Brasileira
Anthrotect
Apical Group Limited
Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd.
Asia, Pulp & Paper (APP)
Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad
Association Interprofessionelle de la filière Palmier à huile (AIPH)
Earthworm Foundation
ECO-OIL
EnvolVert
Forest Peoples Programme
Forever Sabah
Government of Cameroon
CIFOR
CIAT – international center for tropical agriculture
Convergence Tech
Ceres
Centre for Ecological and Community Development (CECD)
Belantara Foundation
Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)
4C Services