VERIFY YOUR FOREST
Companies can now rely on highly accurate satellite imagery in their journey to curbe deforestation.
Many companies have made ambitious forestry conservation commitments. However it is not easy to verify the achievement of these commitments. The current solutions for verifying forestry conservation do not fully meet market expectations. In particular, traditional auditing, led through ground surveys, is limited in its coverage and frequency. Companies require reliable and accurate information to verify their commitments and identify where to take action.
Starling utilises the best of what satellite technology can offer to provide an irrefutable means of reporting forestry changes and verifying sustainable sourcing independently.
Starling delivers easy-to-use intelligence through an intuitive digital platform. Its aim is to help you guide and accelerate decision-making on where and how to engage across supply chains.
WHO WE ARE
The Starling team shares a vision for this unique forest monitoring service that combines cutting-edge technology and sharp market knowledge.
Airbus is a pioneer in the space industry. They are responsible for tasking their imaging satellites, pre-processing the imagery and distributing the service worldwide.
The Earthworm Foundation is a global non-profit organization. Their experts work between the boardroom and the field, helping to bring transformation in commodity supply chains, from the biggest brands to smaller producers.
Starling offers unprecedented detail in forest cover change across commodity production landscapes.
IDENTIFY EVEN SMALL CHANGES AND ASSESS RISKS ON YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN
Starling is a reliable and unbiased tool, with worldwide coverage.
Starling uses a combination of optical and radar satellites, such as Airbus’ SPOT constellation, which combines large coverage capabilities with 1.5m resolution. SPOT 6 and 7 are complemented by other satellites, including radar such as Sentinel 1, to get the regular surveillance that a No- Deforestation policy requires.
Starling differentiates between natural forests from tree crops, to allow distinguishing regular logging within plantations from actual deforestation.
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Nestlé has always been committed to source the raw materials we need to manufacture our products responsibly. In 2010, we made a No Deforestation commitment stating that none of our products globally will be associated with deforestation by 2020.
Starling satellite monitoring is a game changer to achieve transparency in our supply chain. Today, we cover 100% of Nestlé’s global palm oil supply chains and we will extend this collaboration to cover other commodities. Data and analytics provided by Starling enable us to manage risks and perform field intervention strategies together with our suppliers to drive changes better and faster.
Ferrero is continuously committed to find innovative solutions able to support its efforts towards a more sustainable development.
With this in mind, and building on our achievement of 100 percent traceability of our palm oil supply to mill and 98.5 percent to plantation, Ferrero started a piloting of the Starling Service over a few selected plantations. The first results are very positive. We are confident this could be the start of a successful journey in verifying the implementation our No Deforestation policy.