Business & Environment


December 1, 2023

Insights from Sourcemap's Marissa Brock: The Evolving EU Deforestation Regulation

In an enlightening discussion, Marissa Brock from Sourcemap delves into the dynamic nature of the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR). Her insights are crucial for understanding the regulation's impact and future.

Key Insights:

  1. Supply Chain Mapping’s Importance: Sourcemap's role in aiding global companies to track suppliers to the origin is vital for EUDR compliance.
  2. Ongoing Evolution of EUDR: Brock highlights the transformative aspect of the EUDR, with an emphasis on upcoming EU guidance that will clarify compliance measures.
  3. Timeline for Regulation Review: Set reviews in 2024 and 2028, and milestones in 2025, indicate the EUDR's adaptability to evolving industry needs and global sustainability standards.
  4. Feedback and Adaptation Opportunities: Industries affected by the EUDR have continual chances to influence the regulation's trajectory, especially in its crucial first year.

Conclusion: Brock's perspective underscores the EUDR as a dynamic, adapting framework, with the initial implementation phase being key for shaping its future. Sourcemap's expertise in supply chain mapping emerges as essential in this journey towards global sustainability standards.

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