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UPDATED EU Anti Deforestation & Human Rights Due Diligence
Regulations Tabs

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 420 million hectares of forest — an area larger than the EU — were lost to deforestation between 1990 and 2020. EU consumption represents around 10% of global deforestation.

Following COP 15 (the UN’s Biodiversity conference) in December 2022, members of the European Parliament reached a preliminary deal with EU governments on a new law on deforestation-free products that will make it obligatory for companies to verify and issue a so-called “due diligence” statement that goods placed on the EU market have not led to deforestation anywhere in the world after 31 December 2020. The products in the new legislation include coffee.

Recently adopted, the regulation will require businesses to collect the geographic boundaries of the land where the commodities they place on the market were produced (these boundaries are commonly referred to as “polygons”). This strict traceability is meant to ensure that only deforestation-free products enter the EU market.

According to the provisional text, companies will not be allowed to sell their products in the EU without this type of due diligence. Companies will also have to verify compliance with the producing country’s relevant legislation, including their legislation on human rights and the rights of indigenous peoples.

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Useful articles on the most recent adoption phase

Summary of the incoming regulation:


A factsheet from the European council:


Useful articles on the most recent adoption phase: