Verified Sourcing Areas (VSAs) represent a new area-based mechanism to accelerate production and uptake of sustainable commodities globally. It helps companies to source large volumes of commodities in line with their sustainability commitments at a competitive scale and price. Through VSAs, entire production areas can be connected to global markets. In these areas, local actors drive sustainable development and receive direct support and incentives by global markets for doing so. VSAs reward the sustainability of whole regions and have impact on multiple sustainability targets at once.
Download a factsheet explaining the VSAs below, and read more here.