A report by Forest Trends highlighted that the number of companies making commitments to eradicate deforestation rose by 22% to 447 between 2016 and 2017.
Prior to Starling, verifying progress of these commitments had been challenging, with brands and producers relying on ground-based checks by auditing firms. The costs, scale and frequency of these audits is a significant limitation for ensuring that deforestation is eliminated from the supply chain.
The Supply Chain Initiative reports that commercial agriculture for palm, soy, cattle, timber and pulp is responsible for at least two-thirds of global deforestation. Therefore, companies making forest conservation pledges have been asking for a reliable verification tool in order to prove that they are making tangible progress on their commitments. Starling provides exactly that.
Starling combines cutting-edge monitoring technology with in-house expertise and market knowledge to allow users to take action and to drive change.
Starling is an important tool both for Earthworm Foundation members and non-members.
Whether you are a brand, producer, refinery, government or NGO, there’s always a use for Starling.
VERIFY - Empower users to verify No-Deforestation commitments
HISTORICAL ANALYSIS - Deforestation evolution data to understand trends and set strategies
ENGAGE - Bring stakeholders together towards preventing and eliminating deforestation
EARLY WARNING - Deforestation signals to guide proactive actions
HOT SPOTS - Prioritisation for efficient reaction and risk mitigation
OPTIMIZE - Focus the resources where the biggest impact can be made
IMPACT - Measure the outcome of actions towards deforestation
COMMUNICATION - Evidence-based tool to support communications needs
All of this can be done through a user-friendly interphase, designed to navigate through global supply chains to easily identify changes and make informed decisions on where and how to act. The information is accessible at any time, and can complemented with proprietary information via a secure web based platform.
On top of it all, our Starling team works closely with your project leads to make sure that its outputs are integrated within a larger strategy.
Find out more at Starling-Verification.com