Illegal deforestation: UK firms to face fines under supply chain crackdown

The government is consulting on proposed new powers to levy fines and other civil sanctions against large businesses which are unable to demonstrate that their products and supply chains are not linked to illegal deforestation.

by Jamie Carpenter
Amazon: the rate of deforestation over the 2019/20 period has increased by 28% compared to the previous 12 months (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images)
Amazon: the rate of deforestation over the 2019/20 period has increased by 28% compared to the previous 12 months (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images)

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