The Accountability Framework

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Making Deforestation-Free Supply Chains a Reality: The Accountability Framework

by The Nature Conservancy

The Problem

In recent years, hundreds of companies have made public commitments to eliminate deforestation and human exploitation from their agriculture and forestry supply chains. These pledges are a promising development for the protection of ecosystems and the wellbeing of people and communities. But to honor their commitments, companies now need clear and consistent guidance on implementation, monitoring, verification, and reporting on progress and outcomes.

Aerial view of deforestation caused by agriculture in Brazil.
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Our Solution

In response to this need, a coalition of leading environmental and social NGOs is developing the Accountability Framework, in consultation with private companies, government, and other stakeholders. This framework will provide a set of common definitions, norms, and implementation guidelines to help companies, their suppliers, and their partners fulfill their commitments. This common approach will enhance the effectiveness, credibility, and compatibility of efforts to implement commitments, foster transparency, and track progress relative to the New York Declaration on Forests and other pledges. The Accountability Framework is being developed in close coordination with other initiatives to address social and environmental risk in supply chains.

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