Supply Chain Transparency Network Data Directory

The Supply Chain Transparency Network (SCTN) is a collaborative network that brings together transparency initiatives. The Data Directory Tool brings together different transparency initiatives, showing the different tools available to address commodity-driven deforestation in supply chains, with links to the different tools. Explore the organisations and services available to help you remove deforestation from your supply chain in the data directory* below:

To learn more about how the SCTN can help you to remove deforestation from your supply chain, watch the video below:

Find a full list of all the Supply Chain Transparency Network Tools along with a short description here:

·         Atlas of Brazilian Agriculture:

Commodity Focus: Non-specific

This tool provides secondary and original data on the agricultural sector in Brazil, gathering information on land use, distribution, production and productivity of crops.   

Useful for: Researchers, Companies, Investors, and Governments


·         Behind the Brands

Commodity Focus: Non-specific

A scorecard that assesses the agricultural sourcing policies of the world's 10 largest food and beverage companies. It exclusively focuses on publicly available information that relates to the policies of these companies on their sourcing of agricultural commodities from developing countries.

Useful for: Consumers


·         BigChainTool

Commodity Focus: Non-specific

The BigChain tool tracks commodity supply chains: by integrating cloud-sourced big data with satellite mapping and premium greenhouse gas accounting, the tool delivers high-quality maps and automatically generated reports on a specific commodity production zone.

Useful for: Companies

·         CDP Forests

Commodity focus: Timber, Pulp and Paper, Cattle, Palm oil, Soy, Rubber"

CDP Forests runs a global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts.

Useful for: Companies, Investors, Governments and NGOs


·         Chain Reaction Research

Commodity Focus: Cocoa, Coffee, Cattle, Palm oil, Soy

Chain Reaction Research conducts free sustainability risk analysis for financial analysts, credit analysts, commercial bankers, institutional investors, corporations, and other stakeholders. Their special focus is demonstrating that deforestation is material financial risk.

Useful for: Companies, Investors


·         CIFOR Atlas

Commodity Focus: Pulp and Paper, Palm Oil

An interactive atlas for Borneo that allows users to distinguish oil palm and pulpwood companies (>120 groups) linked to deforestation and those that avoided it by planting on already deforested land.

Useful for: Companies, Consumers, Governments


·         Due Diligence Tool

Commodity Focus: Timber

BVRio Due Diligence and Risk Assessment system helps evaluate the supply chain of each timber consignment traded, facilitating compliance with the EU Timber Regulation and the US Lacey Act.

Useful for: Consumers, Traders

·         Ecometrica Mapping Platform

Commodity Focus: Non-specific

By bringing together sustainability, environment, risk and business insights with geospatial intelligence and mapping applications, the Ecometrica Platform allows the world’s biggest companies to make smarter decisions on sustainability reporting, environmental risk, enhanced reporting and business intelligence.

Useful for: NGOs, Companies, Investors, and Governments

·         EII - Produce and Protect Platform

Commodity Focus: Non-specific

The Produce and Protect Platform connects companies and consumers seeking sustainably produced commodities with tropical forest jurisdictions where commodities are sustainably produced.

Useful for: Policy makers, Companies, Consumers, Retailers, Manufacturers, Traders, Producers, Investors, Governments

·         Environmental Justice Atlas

Commodity Focus: Non-specific

The EJ Atlas is a teaching, networking and advocacy resource. Strategists, activist organizers, scholars, and teachers will find many uses for the database, as well as citizens wanting to learn more about the often invisible conflicts taking place.

Useful for:
Civil Society, NGOs, Researchers, and Governments


·         Forest 500

Commodity Focus: Pulp and Paper, Timber, Cattle, Palm oil, Soy

Forest 500 is the world’s first rainforest rating agency. It identifies and ranks the most influential companies, financial institutions, and governments in forest risk commodity supply chains

Useful for: Civil Society, NGOs, Researchers, Companies, and Investors


·         Geotraceability

Commodity Focus: Non-specific

Geotracability brings producer data, field data, infrastructures data, activities data, monitoring data and traceability data, to one single platform ready to be reviewed, visualised and analysed by you.

Useful for: NGOs, Policy makers, Companies, Retailers, Manufacturers, Governments

·         Global Forest Watch

Commodity Focus: Cocoa, Pulp and Paper, Timber, Cattle, Palm oil, Soy

This platform enables business users to:

  •  Use data on forest change, concessions, mills, and more to assess supply chain risks

  • Verify that your commodity suppliers are in compliance with deforestation-free sourcing policies

  • Identify issues as they happen

  • Evaluate and demonstrate compliance with sustainability certification standards

  • Communicate with customers about deforestation-free commodity production

  • Useful for: Civil Society, NGOs, Researchers, Companies, Investors, and Governments


·         IAN Risk

Commodity Focus: Non-specific

Research that quantifies the risks associated with land and resource rights by collating highly detailed geospatial data sets. TMP Systems is developing IAN Risk to help investors identify and manage tenure risk.

Useful for: Companies, investors


·         Known Sources

Commodity Focus: Palm Oil

KnownSources is a platform for standardised reporting by the palm oil industry on sustainable sourcing, identifying originating sources, measuring traceability and sustainability, and providing an informed basis for action to drive progress towards sustainability at production sources.

Useful for: Companies


·         Landmark

Commodity Focus: Non-specific

LandMark is the first online, interactive global platform to provide maps and other critical information on lands that are collectively held and used by Indigenous Peoples and local communities.

Useful for: Researchers, NGOs and governments


·         Land Matrix

Commodity Focus: Non-specific

The Land Matrix is a global and independent land monitoring initiative that promotes transparency and accountability in decisions over land and investment

Useful for: Researchers, NGOs and Governments


·         OSAS - Observatorio Socioambiental de la Soja

Commodity Focus: Soy

The OSAS project aims to summarise information on the expansion and impacts of soy production in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay. The main objective of the OSAS is to produce, systematize, and present quality information, in order to be able to influence, with technical knowledge, the policies of territorial planning and environmental management.

Useful for: NGOs and researchers

·         Palm Oil and Soy Buyers Scorecards - WWF

Commodity Focus: Palm Oil and Soy

WWF scorecards score 137 companies on their use of sustainable palm oil and 133 companies on their use of responsible soy.

Useful for: Companies, Consumers, and Investors


·         Palm Oil Company Scorecard – Greenpeace

Commodity Focus: Palm oi

Greenpeace International's palm oil scorecard rates 14 global consumer goods companies; Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Ferrero, General Mills, Ikea, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg, Mars, Mondelez, Nestle, Orkla, PepsiCo, P&G and Unilever.

Useful for: consumers


·         Palm Trace

Commodity Focus: Palm oil

RSPO PalmTrace is the RSPO’s traceability system for certified oil palm products, from the mill to the refineries. Certified members of RSPO register their physical sales and processing activities of palm oil, palm kernel and its (double) fractions.

Useful for: companies


Commodity Focus: Cattle

Pastagem isaims to become a platform for quick analysis, capable of supporting stakeholders and decision makers related to the Brazilian agricultural sector.

Useful for:
Civil Society, Researchers, Policy makers, Companies, Consumers, Retailers, Manufacturers, Traders, Producers, Investors, Governments


·         Provenance

Commodity Focus: Non-specific

Provenance enables businesses to build trust in their goods and supply chain. Provenance powered data helps shoppers choose your product.

Useful for: Policy makers, Consumers, Retailers, Manufacturers, Producers


·         ResourceTrade.Earth

Commodity Focus: Rubber, Cocoa, Coffee, Pulp and Paper, Timber, Cattle, Palm oil, Soy explores the fast-evolving dynamics of international trade in natural resources, the sustainability implications of such trade, and the related interdependencies that emerge between importing and exporting countries and regions.

Useful for: Journalists, NGOs, Policy makers, Governments


·         Responsible Timber Exchange

Commodity Focus: Timber

BVRio Responsible Timber Exchange is a negotiations platform to promote the trading of timber products from legal and or certified sources (ex., FSC™) creating transparency, efficiency, and liquidity to this market.

Useful for: Consumers, Manufacturers, Traders, and Producers


·         Sourcemap

Commodity Focus: Non-specific

Supply chain mapping - Powerful technology and intuitive software that answers the most complex questions about end-to-end supply chains

Useful for: NGOs, Researchers, Companies and Manufacturers


·         SPOTT - Sustainable Policy Transparency Toolkit

Commodity Focus: Pulp and Paper, Timber, Palm oil

SPOTT supports the finance sector and supply chain stakeholders to manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks by publishing transparency assessments of soft commodity producers and traders.

Useful for: Investors


·         Starling

Commodity Focus: Cocoa and palm oil

Starling offers unprecedented detail in forest cover change across commodity production landscapes like palm oil.

Useful for: Companies and Governments


·         Supply Change

Commodity Focus: Pulp and Paper, Timber, Cattle, Palm oil, Soy

The Supply Change Initiative provides information on the extent and value of commitment-driven commodity production and demand. 

Useful for: NGOs, companies and investors


·         Trase

Commodity Focus: Cattle, palm oil and soy

Trase overcomes the opacity of supply chains, using publicly available data to map the links between consumer countries via trading companies to the places of production in unprecedented detail

Useful for: NGOs, Researchers, Companies, Investors and Governments


·         WWF Footprint Calculator

Commodity Focus: Non-specific

WWF calculates your environmental footprint score using the answers you provide in our 5 minute questionnaire

Useful for: Consumers

 *The information in this directory was provided by a survey and review of some 35 websites undertaken in August 2018, and will be updated periodically. If you wish your website to be included in this directory, or to amend the information shown, please contact