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We envision a global society that respects itself and the needs of nature because, ultimately, they are one and the same.

We envision a global society that respects itself and the needs of nature because, ultimately, they are one and the same.

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 partners to show that global value chains can be an engine of prosperity without causing destruction of communities or 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 because, ultimately, they are one and the same.

We believe in a global economy that isn’t built on destruction but on equilibrium and innovation, where all can thrive and contribute to the betterment of our social, environmental and economic state.

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

Brent Wilkinson
Chairman

Eric Bouchet
Member of the board

David Roth
Member of the board

Pascal Gauthier
Member of the board

Jean Sweeney
Member of the board

Julie Wynne
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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