• INA lunchbreak
  • Supply Chain Act
  • Deforestation-free supply chains
03. November 2023

The next INA Lunchbreak will be dedicated to the presentation of the “OECD-FAO Business Handbook on Deforestation and Due Diligence in Agricultural Supply Chains”.  

Goal 15 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls for ending deforestation by 2020. Yet, three years later, this goal has not been achieved. Businesses can, however, make a significant contribution to this goal. To this end, OECD and FAO have published a handbook for companies to address the risks of deforestation and forest degradation in their agricultural supply chains through due diligence. The handbook also builds on leading international government-backed OECD standards for supply chain due diligence and responsible business conduct. 

We will therefore talk about corporate due diligence on deforestation in our 22nd INA-Lunchbreak. After all, social and environmental sustainability can only be guaranteed if companies in global supply chains are equally committed to it. 

On this occasion, Tomislav Ivancic from FAO will present the handbook and highlight its most important findings. Concrete examples will be used to illustrate how companies can reduce their risk of deforestation and forest degradation, followed by a discussion with the audience. 


The one-hour online meeting takes place on the first Friday of the month.

The date is Friday, 03.11.202­­­­­3 from 12.00–1.00pm CET.

The event will be held in English.   



12.00pm       Opening and welcome

                       Benjamin Seidel, Consultant, Unit 122 / BMZ 


12.15pm       Presentation of the OECD-FAO Handbook 

                       Tomislav Ivančić, Global Advisor of Responsible Sourcing
                       and Agricultural Supply Chains, FAO


12.30pm       Q&A                

                      Tomislav Ivančić, Global Advisor of Responsible Sourcing
                      and Agricultural Supply Chains, FAO 

                      Sophia Gnych, Policy Analyst on Due Diligence and Responsible Agricultural 
                      Supply Chains, OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct (RBC)

                      Kristin DeValue, Specialist on Climate Change, Land Use and Food Systems, 


12.55pm       Summary and outlook
                      Daniel May, INA Programme Management


Host: Annette Cerulli-Harms, ConPolicy 


More information on the “OECD-FAO Business Handbook on Deforestation and Due Diligence in Agricultural Supply Chains” covered in the INA Lunchbreak can be found here.


The event is aimed at interested parties from the private sector, civil society and politics.