British Airways has been applauded for its commitment to reporting the impact it has on the world’s forests.

Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) asks world-leading organisations to disclose their use of five commodities – soya, palm oil, timber and pulp, cattle products and first generation biofuels. The production of all of these has the potential to destroy swathes of woodland.

FFD has recognised BA for taking a leading role in addressing the impact the airline has on the world’s forests through the products it buys.

James Hulse, director of FFD, said: “With commodity and food inflation growing in significance, building traceability and security of supply are big issues for the travel sector. FFD commends British Airways for its continued leadership in this area.”

The comments come shortly after BA won the 2013 Business Travel Award for best corporate social responsibility programme.