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We envision a global society that respects itself and the needs of nature.

We envision a global society that respects itself and the needs of nature.

About us

Earthworm Foundation is a non-profit organisation built on values and driven by the desire to positively impact the relationship between people and nature.

With most of our staff operating directly on the ground where the issues are, we work with our members and partners to make value chains an engine of prosperity for communities and ecosystems.

In fact, we see a world where forests are a boundless source of materials and a home for biodiversity; communities see their rights respected and have opportunities to develop; workers are seen as productive partners; and agriculture becomes the instrument to feed a hungry planet and keep our climate stable.

Our vision

We envision a global society that respects itself and the needs of nature.

To achieve our vision, we partner with businesses and other with the same goal of solving the social and environmental challenges our world faces, working in a pragmatic way from boardrooms to farms, boots on the ground.

Our story

Over the years Earthworm Foundation has changed and evolved, but fundamentally our mission has remained the same; to transform peoples' relationships with nature and with each other. Discover more of our history.

1999

Scott Poynton founds The Tropical Forest Trust with TFT’s first employee working out of an industrial site in England

2006

Our work in Africa certifies an area twice the size of Luxembourg, protecting forest and the rights of indigenous peoples

2010

Working with us, Nestlé pledges to rid deforestation from its supply chain, leading to dozens of similar commitments of other companies

2016

Satellite technology joins the fight against deforestation. TFT and Airbus launch a monitoring service called Starling

Our values

Since its onset as the Tropical Forest Trust down through to its latest evolution as Earthworm Foundation, one thing has remained absolutely fixed in our organisation’s DNA – its VALUES.

Our values are our greatest asset. They guide us forward and serve as the cultural cornerstone, as we interact with our stakeholders and peers. It is no coincidence that the first step to engage people in our work typically puts values at the centre of the conversation. We strive to live by our own but also inspire others to live by theirs.

Find out about our 5 core values

Our people

Our board

Eric Bouchet
Chairman

Pascal Gauthier
Member of the board

Jean Sweeney
Member of the board

Julie Wynne
Member of the board

Ernst Brugger
Member of the Board

Our executive team

Bastien Sachet
CEO

Boris Saraber
Director, Operations

Catharina Plummer
Director, HR & Finance

Marianne Martinet
Director, Programmes

Rob McWilliam
Director, Technical Services

Jotica Sehgal
Director, Communications

Our Founder

Our members

Members make far-reaching commitments to respect people and nature in their supply chains. They work with us on an ongoing journey of improvement and innovation.

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Our partners

We know we can’t tackle deeply-rooted challenges alone. We collaborate with partners in many different ways, from receiving donor funds to developing tools and projects together.

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Downloads

Oct 9, 2019

Annual Report 2018

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Mar 3, 2018

Annual report 2017

pdf. 2.3 MB

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Mar 3, 2017

Annual Report 2016

pdf. 4.2 MB

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Mar 3, 2016

Annual report 2015

pdf. 7.0 MB

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Mar 2, 2014

Annual report 2014

pdf. 1.7 MB

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Mar 3, 2014

Annual report 2013

pdf. 4.5 MB

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Mar 1, 2013

Annual report 2012

pdf. 1.9 MB

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