Deforestation- and conversion-free supply chains and land use change emissions: A guide to aligning corporate targets, accounting, and disclosure

New guidance from the AFi, in partnership with the Science Based Targets initiative and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, supports companies in taking integrated action to manage deforestation, ecosystem conversion, and greenhouse gas emissions from land use change.

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


The latest

SBTN No Conversion targets builds on the Accountability Framework

The Science Based Targets Network released the draft of its science-based targets for land for public consultation, which build on existing land sector climate targets for corporate action. The Accountability Framework worked closely with SBTN on the development of their no-conversion target.

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New soy guidance draws on the Accountability Framework

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action today has released new guidance to support companies as they work to eliminate deforestation and ecosystem conversion from soy supply chains, drawing on the Accountability Framework

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COP27 heightens focus on conversion-free supply chains

After two weeks of talks, COP27 closed following a historic agreement to provide funding for loss and damage in countries most affected by climate change, but with little clear progress in putting the world on track for the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement.

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