Landscape Engagement target

The Landscape Engagement target can address different pressure indicators, including land use, land use change, and soil pollution. Companies setting this target will collaborate with established local partners in priority landscapes toward improving a range of ecological and social indicators defined in alignment with these partners.

Companies setting this target will collaborate with established local partners in priority landscapes.

To achieve this target, you will need to improve the ecological conditions of one or a couple of key landscapes in your value chains, as defined in StepĀ 2c, through regenerative, restorative, and transformational actions. Your actions will help address local sustainability issues and goals, go beyond individual supply chains, support stakeholder coordination processes, complement existing collective actions and plans, and contribute to broader systems-level change.

The methods include a series of criteria to help you identify landscapes for this target. Among other things, these criteria consider the materiality of the landscape for your activities, the potential synergy with other SBTN targets (e.g., co-benefits with other land, water, or climate targets). You may decide to support an existing initiative in the landscape, and to consider its scale, level of multi-stakeholder involvement, existence of collective actions and goals, and presence of transparent reporting and information systems; alternatively, you may decide to set up a new initiative that meets these criteria.

At the onset of this target-setting exercise, you will agree with local stakeholders on which indicators and metrics are relevant for the landscapeā€”these indicators must be relevant for land use and change and soil pollution. Together with partners, you will measure the existing baseline for the landscape and agree on what the target year and ambition level should be.

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