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.

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

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

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

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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

New report: Disclosure for a deforestation-free supply chain

Today, AFi and CDP released a report providing a baseline analysis of company performance against the Core Principles of the Accountability Framework. It uses data disclosed to CDP by 411 companies in 2019, providing an opportunity to understand how many of the companies that produce and source agricultural and forest commodities were performing before the […]

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Newsletter | November 2020

Since the launch of the Accountability Framework last year, we’ve learned a lot from the Framework’s diverse users – including multinational companies, upstream producers, NGOs, and governments around the world. Many have asked for additional resources to help them apply the Framework. In response, we are proud to share a new set of topical briefings, […]

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Podcast: How commodities are going deforestation-free in Colombia

In this podcast moderated by the Innovation Forum, hear how companies and civil society in Colombia are working with the AFi to advance ethical supply chains in the Andean region. This includes use of the Framework by the dairy company Alquería, collaboration with the TFA Colombia Alliance, and efforts to better integrate company management of […]

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