Global Forest Watch Commodities (GFW Commodities) received a Computerworld Data+ Editors’ Choice Award for 2015. The award is given to organizations who demonstrate outstanding uses of data analytics. Selected winners are highlighted in the September 2015 feature.
Blue Raster’s winning application, GFW Commodities, is part of The World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Global Forest Watch platform. Launched in June 2014, GFW Commodities aims to help companies measure the risk of deforestation in their supply chains. The application combines datasets on the natural environment, such as forest change, with the locations of palm oil plantations and other areas used by companies to source their supply chains. This approach empowers companies to credibly ensure their products are deforestation-free.