We have called for the UK government to mandate food companies to ensure all food sold in the UK is deforestation-free. Iceland supports the Cerrado Manifesto as signatory of the Statement of Support (SoS) for the multi-stakeholder call to action to halt deforestation and native vegetation loss in Brazil’s Cerrado.
Wood is an important material used for purposes including consumer products and packaging. Wood supply chains are complex, often multi-country and multi-tier. Iceland, as a very small part of this global commodity system, has limited ability to drive transparency in multi-tier supply chains. We have committed that all our own label packaging will be either FSC/PEFC certified or from a recycled source by 2023.