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Our vision is a world where human choices ensure a sustainable future

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Preferred by Nature is an international non-profit supporting better land management and business practices that benefit people, nature and climate.

For 30 years, we have developed sustainable solutions for land management-related supply chains in 100+ countries, focusing on forestry, agriculture and travel. Collaborating with key landscapes, supply chains and markets, we target positive change for a healthier environment, climate and sustainable livelihoods.

While engaging with diverse commodities, our focus remains on areas where we can maximise impact in promoting sustainable practices.

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Driving positive change

Our approach combines sustainability certification services, tailored services, strategic projects, and training to drive positive change. We believe responsible business practices are vital for safeguarding nature, respecting human rights, and mitigating climate impacts. 

Our mission focuses on driving sustainability through market transformation by: 

  • Setting higher sustainability standards
  • Reinforcing market signals for sustainable product demand
  • Empowering market actors to meet that demand
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关于Preferred by Nature
About Preferred by Nature

A brief introduction on what we do and why we do it.

A brief introduction on what we do and why we do it.

Preferred by Nature Strategy
Preferred by Nature Strategy

This document provides a framework for us to set priorities, create accountabil...

This document provides a framework for us to set priorities, create accountabil...

CF 2023
Preferred by Nature Carbon Footprint 2023

This report provides a comprehensive breakdown of Preferred by Nature's carbon ...

This report provides a comprehensive breakdown of Preferred by Nature's carbon ...

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Preferred by Nature suite of services

This document provides an overview of sustainability services that Preferred by...

This document provides an overview of sustainability services that Preferred by...

Reporte Anual 2022
2022 Annual Report

Explore the highlights of the past year, gain insights into our strategic initi...

Explore the highlights of the past year, gain insights into our strategic initi...

Preferred by Nature Sources of Income | Financial Year 2022
Preferred by Nature Sources of Income | Financial Year 2022

As part of our continuous dedication to increasing transparency and furnishing ...

As part of our continuous dedication to increasing transparency and furnishing ...

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We support responsible business practices for safeguarding land and vital natural resources, as well as promoting environmental protection, human rights, and climate mitigation.

How we work

Our vision & mission

We envision a world where human choices ensure a sustainable future. Our work supports better..

Our strategy

Our strategy guides us towards creating intended impacts based on our vision, mission and guiding principles.

System engagement

We enhance existing certifications, develop new ones, and create standards for additional sustainability aspects.

Our values

We help forge businesses and people’s commitments for meaningful change – the core outcome of each activity we undertake.

Our structure

Explore our global organisation and meet our Board members and Executive Director.

Our people

Our diverse team of sustainability experts and talented professionals are located across..
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Join the team!

Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can foster social and environmental change? Join our global family and make a difference in our world. 

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Our journey

2023

  • An organisation with 300+ full-time staff and an extensive network of local consultants. 
  • Relaunched the new & improved Sourcing Hub.

2020

  • Rebranded as 'Preferred by Nature' and unveiled the Preferred by Nature Certification (Sustainability Framework) after a decade of development.
  • Became the world’s first Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) verification body to provide sustainable rice audits.

2018

Acquired the certification unit of the Rainforest Alliance and since then, operating in 100+ countries across all continents, with a range of commodities and sectors.

2017

  • Launched the Sourcing Hub, offering comprehensive legality risk assessments for timber, soy, palm oil, and cattle. 
  • Started to work with palm oil.

2015

  • Broadened the project scope to other commodities including soy, cattle and palm oil. Commenced work with biomass, becoming the world’s first Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) approved certification body. 
  • 25 ongoing projects.

2014

  • Established our first legal entity in Asia. 
  • Obtained our own Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation.

2013

  • Recognised as the Monitoring Organisation for the EU Timber Regulation.
  • Began working with the agriculture sector as well providing services on carbon footprint management.

2009

Expanded activities into other Western European countries.

2007

Launched our training programme and co-developed the Global Forest Registry for responsible timber sourcing.

2004

Our project led to the development of 100+ protected areas in Europe.

1999

Began providing certification services, in partnership with the Rainforest Alliance.

1998

Expanded operations into the eastern European region.

1995

Initiated the first project on sustainable forest management.

1994

The non-profit, mission-driven organisation was founded in Aarhus, Denmark. Back then, it was ‘NEPCon’.

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