Independent report

Global Resource Initiative Taskforce: Terms of reference

The terms of reference for the Global Resource Initiative Taskforce which will consider how we can reduce the climate and environment effects of key UK supply chains.



These terms of reference set out what the GRI taskforce will be looking at in the next year. The taskforce will consider actions the UK can take to green its international supply chains and leave a lighter footprint on the global environment.

Leading businesses including Legal & General, Cargill, McDonald’s and Tesco will take part together with the Green Finance Institute, WWF and Forest Coalition. They will help to investigate how the supply chain of key commodities, such as palm oil, soya and beef can be fully sustainable.

Sir Ian Cheshire, City financier and lead non-executive director of the government, is to chair the independent taskforce.

Published 18 July 2019