22 results for Apply the Framework

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Forest

…over the generic thresholds in this definition. The Accountability Framework should not be interpreted as weakening or qualifying any protection or provision of national forestry laws, including when these laws…

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No-deforestation

…forests, which the Accountability Framework specifies as the appropriate policy and goal on this topic for companies and supply chains. In the context of the Accountability Framework, deforestation refers to…

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Customary rights to land, resources, and territory

Patterns of long-standing land and resource usage in accordance with indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ customary laws, values, customs, and traditions.[6] Such rights apply to the lands, resources, and territories…

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Actions

…may be based, for instance, on best practices identified in the Accountability Framework or other credible standards and frameworks and/or on specific activities identified in action plans or engagement plans….

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Risk assessment

A systematic process of evaluating potential risk in a company’s current or future operations, supply chains, and investments. In the context of the Accountability Framework, this term refers to the

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No-conversion

(Synonym: conversion-free): Commodity production, sourcing, or financial investments that do not cause or contribute to the conversion of natural ecosystems (as defined by the Accountability Framework). No-conversion refers to no…

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Net deforestation

…to a given geographic area (e.g., a district, state, nation, or globe) and a given timeframe. The Accountability Framework specifies that net deforestation is not an appropriate metric for characterising…

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Natural forest

…Please see the Operational Guidance on Applying the Definitions Related to Deforestation, Conversion, and Protection of Ecosystems for further discussion of boundary cases. For the purpose of corporate no-deforestation commitments,…

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Tree plantation

…a range of “boundary cases” where sites have some characteristics of tree plantations and some characteristics of natural forests. Please see the Operational Guidance on Applying the Definitions Related to…

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Applicable law

National and ratified international laws that apply in a given context or situation. National laws include the laws and regulations of all jurisdictions within a nation (local, regional, and national)….

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Metric

…land area, facility, supply chain, company, process, or system). The Accountability Framework uses this term, rather than the closely related term ‘indicator’, although the terms may often be used interchangeably….

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Local community

…use and manage land in accordance with customary tenure systems and associated rights and may depend on their land for cultural and physical survival. Due to their similarities, the Framework

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