Europe

Mighty Earth runs impactful campaigns in the EU and the UK to protect wildlife, fight climate change, and combat global deforestation

The EU is one of the largest economies in the world. What it buys and who it trades with has an enormous impact on global supply chains.

The groundbreaking European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) – which entered into force in June 2023 – bans the import into the European Union of seven key commodities – including beef, soy, cocoa, rubber and palm oil – if they are linked to deforestation or forest degradation. The law becomes operational at the end of 2024; the UK adopted similar due diligence requirements as part of the 2021 UK Environment Act.

Mighty Earth is campaigning for effective implementation of these regulations to ensure they cover the world’s most important landscapes and ecosystems, and working to ensure that retailers eliminate deforestation from their global supply chains.

  • 6

    major European supermarket companies have dropped beef products tied to Brazilian deforestation

  • 56%

    of global cocoa imports go to Europe, the world’s largest cocoa importer

  • 6.12 million

    acres of estimated avoided deforestation over the next decade thanks to the EUDR

  • 10%

    of global deforestation is driven by EU consumption

Explore our work in the EU and UK

United Kingdom

France

Spain

Netherlands

Our Work

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News

02/Feb/2024
Carrefour: Swapping smoke screens for accountability?
05/Sep/2022
Carrefour halts beef supplies from two JBS slaughterhouses linked to deforestation on Indigenous land in the Amazon 
11/Jul/2022
European Supermarkets fail to act on deforestation-linked soy
11/Jul/2022
Supermarkets’ Meat and Dairy Still Linked to Banned Deforestation in Brazil 
French Government-backed deforestation ranking shows Bunge and Cargill bring most forest-ravaging soy to France
25/Nov/2021
French Government deforestation ranking shows Bunge and Cargill bring most forest-ravaging soy to France
01/Apr/2021
Retailer Scorecard 2021
18/Nov/2020
Major Supermarkets in France Commit to Fighting Soy-Driven Deforestation: Our Reaction
01/Sep/2020
After Blockbuster Report, Costco, Stop & Shop, and Carrefour Must Cancel Contracts with JBS
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17/Jul/2020
Study Shows Ahold Delhaize, Casino, Metro and Other European Supermarkets Are Driving Destruction of the Amazon