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Sustainability in Practice - EUDR & Carbon Footprint Management

Vilnius Grand Resort
Vilnius, Lithuania
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Sustainability in Practice - EUDR & Carbon Footprint Management

The EUDR mandates that businesses engaged in trading these commodities and their derivative products, who place these products on the EU market, must conduct due diligence across their value chains. This due diligence aims to ensure that goods do not originate from recent deforestation, forest degradation, or violations of local environmental and social laws.

As this requirement applies to any operator or trader placing these commodities on the EU market or exporting from it, it's crucial for affected companies to assess their supply chain due diligence to ensure compliance with the Regulation. This preparation has now become urgent, with the new obligations taking effect from 30 December 2024 onwards.

Our in-person seminar will feature discussions on the challenges and solutions related to the EUDR, traceability and EUDR implementation. You will have the opportunity to hear from industry experts and regulators and gain insights into the latest developments, key challenges, and how organisations are gearing up for the EUDR, along with the tools to support your compliance. 

To provide a comprehensive seminar, we will also delve into climate-related aspects, specifically focusing on carbon emissions reductions. Additionally, we’ll explore carbon footprint management from the perspective of the Lithuanian State Forest Enterprise.  

We will also introduce the Preferred by Nature Sustainability Framework, which operates as a universally adaptable framework. The framework employs a risk-based approach to evaluate critical sustainability issues based on the commodity, region and scale of activity. It draws inspiration from various international sustainability schemes and aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the EUDR.

The seminar is designed based on our work with businesses and smallholders in over 100 countries and from more than 30 EUDR events we have conducted worldwide – engaging with various actors in the global supply chains of impacted commodities. 

Don't miss this chance to network with peers and experts, and engage in discussions that will support you in aligning your practices with the Regulation’s requirements. 

How to register

We invite interested parties to join us on 14 November 2023 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm at Vilnius Grand Resort. Please complete the registration form below to secure your spot. 

Please note that this is a paid event. The registration fee is 100 EUR (+ VAT). However, for our valued partners, a reduced rate of 60 EUR (+VAT) applies.  


09:30-09:40Welcome note and introduction
  • Introduction to EUDR: Putting theory to practice
  • EUDR from the perspective of authorities
  • What does the Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSCTM) do?
  • Mitigating risks: Can certification help?
  • What is the Preferred by Nature Sourcing Hub?
12:40-13:00Q&A session
13:00-14:00Lunch break
  • Sustainable business and climate goals in the context of carbon emission reductions
  • Experience sharing: Lithuania State Forest Enterprise's experience in Carbon Footprint Management
  • Challenges evaluating carbon emissions in European companies: Is certification needed?
15:30-15:50Q&A session
15:50-16:00Closing remarks
16:00-17:00Networking hour

This event is part of Preferred by Nature's efforts to create awareness of the EUDR around the globe.

>> Click here to learn more about the EUDR. 

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