Discussion paper on proposed approach to value chains 

This document is a discussion paper on how organisations can approach the analysis of their upstream and downstream value chains. It includes discussion of when it is appropriate to seek full traceability, and where use of secondary data may be an acceptable alternative to the direct measurement of dependencies and impacts.

Key focus areas

  • Outline of value chain characteristics that can create challenges assessing nature-related issues 
  • How organisations can approach these issues using the LEAP approach 
  • An overview of data needs for assessing value chains and how to address them 
  • How related disclosure frameworks and standards approach value chains 

Key outcomes

  • An understanding of TNFD’s approach to assessment of nature-related issues along value chains  

Providing feedback on this discussion paper closed on the 30th November 2023