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

Ethical supply chains podcast series with Innovation Forum

The AFi partnered with Innovation Forum over the past year to produce a series of podcasts featuring companies and others applying the Framework across regions, commodities, and contexts. Check out this series below: Developing corporate deforestation and commodity commitments with the Accountability Framework Featuring: Jeff Milder, Director of Global Programs, Rainforest Alliance Ruth Nussbaum, Co-founder and […]

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Podcast: How to develop common language and trust for palm oil

In this podcast moderated by Innovation Forum, learn how the Accountability Framework initiative is helping the palm oil sector in southeast Asia. The podcast also explores why a number of tools are necessary to achieve sustainability commitments – around for example ‘no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation’ – and highlights the characteristics of the collaboration […]

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Four key elements for streamlined sustainability reporting

Expectations for corporate sustainability reporting are increasing each year. As companies and their stakeholders gain a greater understanding of sustainability issues in agricultural and forestry supply chains – from GHG emissions and regenerative agriculture to human rights, deforestation, and conversion – companies are faced with a growing number of non-financial disclosure requirements from their investors,  […]

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