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.

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

The AFi has released a joint report with CDP evaluating company progress against the Accountability Framework. Based on 2021 CDP forests data, the report outlines critical steps companies need to take to manage deforestation and related risks.

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.

The business case for tackling deforestation

Deforestation is a challenge that consumer goods companies can no longer afford to ignore, but there is a clear path that can help all companies prepare.

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


The latest

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

Read the AFi and CDP’s joint report evaluating CDP’s 2021 forests company disclosure data against the Accountability Framework.


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Webinar: Critical steps to achieve deforestation-free supply chains

Join the AFi and CDP on 25 May to hear analysis of new 2021 CDP Forests data. Featuring the latest company case studies and best practices to end deforestation across agricultural and forestry supply chains.

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Supply chain due diligence

Supply chain due diligence is increasingly being incorporated into government regulations to address companies’ environmental and human rights impacts. Read our new guide on using the Accountability Framework to implement due diligence in soft commodity supply chains.

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