Preserves high carbon stock (HCS) forests and high conservation value (HCV) areas and does not expand on peatland
Respects the right of indigenous and local communities to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)
Protects human rights
Engages and supports smallholders
► The POTC is a non-competitive Coalition.
► Full members are responsible for governance of POTC’s activities in accordance with the group’s terms of reference.
► Members share a commitment to ensure that the activities of POTC are conducted in full accordance with competition law.
► All members of POTC agree that they shall not engage in any activity or conduct which could constitute a breach of competition law.
► The POTC is supported by a 3rd party, 3Keel LLP, for technical advice and project co-ordination. This includes managing confidential individual retail data.
Supported by experts
The POTC is supported by 3Keel LLP. 3Keel provide programme coordination and technical expertise to Members and Affiliates.
NGO partners – WWF and the Forest Peoples Programme – contribute to the review process and challenge POTC members to accelerate their own practices to play their part in eliminating deforestation and exploitation.