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Thinking globally and acting locally to achieve ethical supply chains


You work for a global company with a global supply chain—one that might span dozens of countries, regions, or commodity sectors. So even as you build a coherent approach to managing the big picture, you must also address the unique realities of each commodity origin and context. Your company will…

Sustainability without silos


Weaving together environmental and social good practices for an ethical supply chain Managing a supply chain is rarely a seamless process. Even as you work toward your business objectives and focus on the bottom line, you also have to set goals, develop systems, and implement practices for corporate responsibility. Being…

Get Started with the Accountability Framework


For companies and their service providers, a great place to start is to review the Ethical Supply Chain Journey. This interactive tool helps explain how to apply the Accountability Framework to build and maintain ethical supply chains. Stage 1: Set Commitments The Framework’s Principles and Guidance can help you to…

Set Smart Goals to Go the Distance with Ethical Supply Chains


Building an ethical supply chain is a marathon, not a sprint.  As with a marathon, you have to prepare before you head for the starting line—familiarizing yourself with the landscape, learning the ground rules, and designing a program to help you go the distance. The Accountability Framework provides companies with…

Five reasons every company should use the Accountability Framework


Over the past decade, hundreds of companies that produce, trade, and purchase agricultural and forestry commodities have made commitments to ethical supply chains. Yet, for many, the path from commitments to action to results has been a rocky one. To help overcome these challenges, a coalition of NGOs launched the…

Newsletter | November 2019


A key to making ethical supply chains a reality is stronger collaboration, with all stakeholders doing their part. This message was loud and clear at Climate Week NYC 2019, where AFi partners, companies, and other stakeholders emphasized the Accountability Framework as a common reference point for effective collaboration. How does…

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