Independent report

Global Resource Initiative Taskforce: Final recommendations report 2020

The Global Resource Initiative Taskforce (GRI) considered how we can reduce the climate and environment effects of key UK supply chains.



The GRI taskforce considered actions the UK can take to green its international supply chains and leave a lighter footprint on the global environment. They have published their final recommendations report, which included 14 recommendations under the themes:

  • setting out a strategic pathway
  • driving demand for sustainable commodities
  • aligning collective global action and finance
  • accelerating change and tracking progress

Other related materials can be found on the Partnerships for Forests website.

The government will consider the taskforce’s findings and recommendations and respond in due course. The government’s current priority is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

About the GRI taskforce

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
Last updated 30 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added the final recommendations report and executive summary.

  2. First published.