Rainforest Alliance

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Rainforest Alliance   (RA)

    EU Transparency Register

    60554685648-73 First registered on 13 Apr 2011

    Goals / Remit

    The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization working in more than 60 countries at the intersection of business, agriculture and forests. The organization aims to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal. By bringing farmers, forest communities, companies and consumers together it addresses some of the most pressing social and environmental challenges of today. The organization changes the way the world produces, sources and consumes, with a focus on cocoa, coffee, tea, bananas, forest products and palm oil through its certification program, tailored supply chain services, landscape and community work and advocacy. In 2018, seven million hectares of land are under Rainforest Alliance or UTZ agricultural certification and more than 2 million​ certified farmers are certified with one of these two standards, which are designed to improve economic, environmental and social sustainability.

    Main EU files targeted

    The Rainforest Alliance follows the policy areas of agriculture, food labeling, public procurement, sustainable development, human rights and related subjects. Key EU policies include: the EU regulation on deforestation, the Corporate sustainability due diligence directive and green claims.


    Head Office
    De Ruyterkade, 6 bg
    Amsterdam 1013 AA
    EU Office
    De Ruyterkade, 6 bg
    Amsterdam 1013 AA


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 22 Jun 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Fanny GAUTTIER 21 Oct 2023 18 Oct 2024
    Fanny GAUTTIER 02 Jul 2022 01 Jul 2023

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    The Rainforest Alliance is a full member of the ISEAL Alliance, an international non-profit membership organisation that codifies best practices for the design and implementation of international, voluntary social and environmental standards systems.

    The Rainforest Alliance is taking part in several sustainable cocoa initiatives at the national level, and participates in the EU cocoa coalition, a coalition gathering cocoa stakeholders willing to take ambitious positions on key EU policies.

    Lastly, the Rainforest Alliance is part of the steering committee of the Accountability Framework Initiative, which is a coalition of NGOs to support companies in how to operationalize supply chain sustainability commitments along with a common approach to monitoring, verifying and reporting on the progress and outcomes.

    Member organisations

    Through our certification programs, we work with all actors in the supply chain, from smallholder farmers to traders, to global manufactures, retailers and to consumers. These are not members that we represent, but participants in our certification program. This concerns over 5000 companies worldwide and more than 2 million farmers.

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Donations, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Annemieke Wijn 20,000€
    Contribution Lavazza 22,000€
    Contribution DEFRA 469,072€
    Contribution GIZ 83,355€
    Contribution RVO 971,514€
    Contribution IKEA 1,294,746€
    Contribution FVO 51,525€

    Other financial info

    Public grants used on specific projects which are not linked to operating costs and do not finance EU advocacy work

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission Expert Group/Multi-Stakeholder Platform on Protecting and Restoring the World’s Forests, including the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Regulation#E03282#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3282 #MEMBER #C#Civil society#Other

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Position papers on the proposed EU deforestation-free products regulation: https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/resource-item/our-response-to-the-eu-regulation-on-deforestation-free-products/ and https://www.fern.org/fileadmin/uploads/fern/Documents/2022/Including_smallholders_in_the_EU_regulation_on_deforestation-free_products-FINAL.pdf

    Position papers on the proposed EU corporate sustainability due diligence directive: https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/resource-item/position-of-the-rainforest-alliance-on-the-proposal-for-an-eu-directive-on-corporate-sustainability-due-diligence/ and https://fairtrade-advocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/final.pdf

    Position paper on Banning the EU Export of Hazardous Pesticides: https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/resource-item/banning-the-eu-export-of-hazardous-pesticides/#:~:text=The%20Rainforest%20Alliance%20calls%20on,sustainable%20and%20regenerative%20agricultural%20practices.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    6 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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