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Supply Chain Management

Operational Guidance

Guidance on effective supply chain management to help ensure compliance with commitments, including through risk assessment, traceability, identification of supplier non-compliance, and implementation of plans to bring suppliers into…

Respecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

Operational Guidance

Detail on the scope of company responsibilities to respect IP/LC rights, ways to identify impacts to IP/LC rights, and actions to ensure respect for these rights This document elaborates…

The Relationship Between Voluntary Commitments and Applicable Law

Operational Guidance

Guidance on how the implementation of voluntary commitments relates to international and national legal requirements The Accountability Framework provides guidance to companies on identification of potential environmental and social…

Reporting, Disclosure, and Claims

Operational Guidance

Guidance on good practice for company reporting against commitments related to the Accountability Framework’s scope, including regular public reporting, information disclosure, and claims about performance related to commitments The…

Communications and Claims


1. Overview 2. Communications and claims by companies 3. Communications by organizations other than companies 4. How to talk about the Accountability Framework and the AFi 5. Oversight of…

Free, Prior and Informed Consent

Operational Guidance

Requirements, best practices, and practical considerations for companies to fulfill their obligation to secure the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities This guidance…



Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation World Economic Forum Ethical Corp Business Green SupplyShift TriplePundit Business and Industry South China Morning Post The CSR Journal Revista Globo Rural Innovation Forum…

How to Bake an Ethical Cookie


Many of us love chocolate chip cookies… even despite the guilt from those extra calories. Not to dissuade you from enjoying those treats, but there may be another kind…

Remediation and Access to Remedy

Operational Guidance

Guidance on how companies can ensure proper remediation and access to remedy related to their supply chain commitments, including through effective grievance mechanisms This Operational Guidance elaborates on the…

Monitoring and Verification

Operational Guidance

Guidance on norms and good practices for monitoring and verification related to company commitments, focusing on environmental and social outcomes associated with raw material production and primary processing This…

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