A common approach for ethical supply chains in agriculture and forestry

The Accountability Framework supports the global effort to produce agricultural and forestry commodities while protecting forests, other ecosystems, and human rights.

New GRI Agriculture Sector Standard supports comprehensive reporting on commodity production

By using the new GRI 13 Sector Standard, upstream companies can report comprehensively on their sustainability policies, activities, and impacts for all elements of the Accountability Framework.

The AFi recommends target date to eliminate deforestation in supply chains

The Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) announces new recommendation that companies set a target date of 2025 or sooner to eliminate deforestation and ecosystem conversion from their supply chains.

From commitments to action at scale: critical steps to achieve deforestation-free supply chains

The AFi has released a joint report with disclosure platform CDP evaluating company progress against the Accountability Framework according to CDP forests 2021 data.

Supply chain due diligence

Read our new guide on using the Accountability Framework to implement environmental and human rights due diligence in soft commodity supply chains.

Clear definitions: the core of a strong EU regulation to address deforestation and related impacts

Read the Accountability Framework initiative's white paper on how using the right definitions can help the EU to implement new deforestation regulation.

Deforestation Risk Toolset

Discover the tools linking critical data and guidance for effective progress toward achieving deforestation- and conversion-free supply chains.

Case studies

Read our selection of case studies to take an in-depth look at how specific companies and industry groups are using the Framework.

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How the Framework can help you establish or support ethical supply chains

set or strengthen goals

Set and strengthen supply chain goals

Use the Framework to craft policies that align with international norms and the expectations of investors, lenders, commodity buyers, and civil society.

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improve implementation systems

Improve implementation systems

Use the Framework to develop more effective implementation processes based in global best practice and contextualized to your supply chain.

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report progress

Streamline reporting

Use the Framework to help credibly demonstrate progress towards your supply chain goals and identify the best reporting tools for your company.

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Build from global consensus to achieve your goals

Whether establishing ethical supply chains, writing effective legislation or standards, or setting criteria for investment or financing, using consensus-based principles, guidance, and definitions will help ensure effective action and clear accountability.

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The Accountability Framework can help everyone to speak the same language, making it faster and easier for all of us to deliver on commitments.

Michel Santos
Director, Global Sustainability, Bunge

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New GRI Agriculture Sector Standard supports comprehensive reporting on commodity production

By using the new GRI 13 Sector Standard, upstream companies can report comprehensively on their sustainability policies, activities, and impacts for all elements of the Accountability Framework.

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Newsletter | July 2022

In our July 2022 newsletter: New GRI Agriculture Sector Standard, net-zero emissions analysis, deforestation-free pension fund guidance, and the HCV Network joins the AFi coalition.

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Webinar: Protecting land rights in commodity supply chains

Watch our training webinar sharing best practice on managing agricultural and forestry supply chains that respect the land rights of indigenous peoples and local communities.

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