What is the Supply Chain Transparency Network?

A whole greater than the sum of its parts


The Supply Chain Transparency Network is a community of practice convened by Global Canopy and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) that aims to bring together initiatives working on supply chain transparency as a key solution to addressing commodity-driven deforestation and other environmental and social impacts. 

The network focuses on  efforts to map, monitor and gather data on key forest risk commodity supply chains, and how to best leverage this information to support a transition to a more sustainable global economy.

The network is free to join and brings together a diverse set of organisations, initiatives working on supply chain information, and transparency platforms. The network aims to identify complementary areas of work, opportunities for collaboration, and data and knowledge gaps in current work.

Network members do not necessarily share common positions on all issues, and the aim of the network is to build collaboration and coordination, rather than alignment.


 Figure 1: the increasing number of supply chain transparency initiatives over time.

Figure 1: the increasing number of supply chain transparency initiatives over time.

Member initiatives each focus on an array of topics connected to supply chain transparency including:

- Disclosure and reporting
- Supply chain traceability
- Accountability of supply chain companies
- Implementation best practices
- Company deforestation policies
- Geographic specific challenges
- Research on commodity production impacts
- Research on the impact of sustainability strategies