“The Mergdata app is a game-changer for companies that want to build a sustainable and responsible supply chain. By providing transparency, traceability, and compliance capabilities, the app enables companies to meet the demands of consumers, investors, and regulators.” – Amos O. Wussah, Senior Account Manager at Farmerline
The European Union has taken a strong stance against deforestation linked to agricultural practices, issuing a ban on importing products linked to the loss or damage of forested land.
The new legislation covers cattle, cocoa, coffee, palm oil, soy, and wood, as well as products that contain, have been fed with, or have been made using these commodities (such as leather, chocolate, and furniture).
To fight climate change and biodiversity loss, the new law obliges companies to ensure products sold in the EU have not led to deforestation and forest degradation. While no country or commodity will be banned, companies will only be allowed to sell products in the EU if the supplier of the product has issued a so-called ‘due diligence’ statement confirming that the product does not come from deforested land or has led to forest degradation, including irreplaceable primary forests, after December 31, 2020.
Companies that want to do business with the EU must comply with this ban, which can be challenging given the complexity of global supply chains. The Mergdata app from Farmerline offers a solution for businesses to conform and align with the EU ban on deforestation-linked crops by providing traceability, monitoring, reporting, and compliance capabilities. By conforming to the ban, companies can demonstrate a genuine commitment to sustainability, build trust with stakeholders, and differentiate themselves in the marketplace.
Traceability: The Mergdata app allows companies to trace the origin of their agricultural products, from the farm all the way through to the end consumer. This feature is critical to ensuring products are not linked to deforestation, as it enables companies to identify the farms and regions where the crops were grown and verify that they were not produced in deforested areas. By providing transparency in the supply chain, companies can ensure that their products are sustainable and responsible.
Monitoring and reporting: The app enables companies to monitor their supply chain and report on their sustainability practices. By tracking their supply chain, companies can identify areas where deforestation may occur and take steps to address the issue. The app also allows companies to report on their sustainability practices to stakeholders, such as consumers and investors, which can help build trust and transparency. This feature is particularly important for companies that want to do business with the EU, as it demonstrates their commitment to sustainability.
Compliance: The app helps companies comply with EU regulations by providing a platform for tracking and reporting on sustainability practices. By using the app, companies can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and ensure that their products are not linked to deforestation. Compliance with EU regulations is critical for companies that want to do business with the EU, as non-compliance can result in significant financial and reputational damage.
Overall, Farmerline’s Mergdata app offers a comprehensive solution for companies committed to aligning with the EU ban on deforestation-linked crops. By providing traceability, monitoring and reporting, collaboration, and compliance capabilities, the app enables companies to build a more sustainable and responsible supply chain.
Visit mergdata.com to learn more about how your company can conform to the regulations.
Learn more about the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) here: (Parliament adopts new law to fight global deforestation | News | European Parliament (europa.eu)