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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of life on our planet – including the way that goods are produced and distributed. How are commodity producers adapting their sustainability and ethical supply chain efforts to this disruption? And how can we all work together under this new reality to achieve the goals of halting … Continued

To protect the world’s forests and ensure full respect for human rights, ethical supply chains must become the new normal – not just a niche offering or a “nice to have” for companies. The main focus of the AFi’s 2020-2022 strategy is to help bring about this mainstreaming. To this end, our coalition members have been working … Continued

The COVID-19 crisis is a reminder of the interconnected nature of our society – including the supply chains that deliver crucial goods to our communities. To do our part and help flatten the curve of the present outbreak, the full AFi team has shifted to working from home and conducting all meetings virtually.Yet our work … Continued

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 likely have business-wide sustainability policies, … Continued

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 a good corporate citizen is … Continued

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 the guidance they need to … Continued

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 Accountability Framework in June 2019 … Continued

How can we make greater progress on ethical supply chains? Greater collaboration. From the AFi blog, learn how we are highlighting the fundamental need for collaboration in transforming supply chains.

How you can apply the Framework, the AFi's call to action for ethical supply change, joint webinars, and more from the AFi blog.

Leading NGOs call on companies to follow the Accountability Framework to end ecosystem destruction and human rights violations in the production, trade, and finance of beef, palm oil, pulp, timber, soy, and other commodities

The official launch of the Accountability Framework, the AFi featured in a Ceres webinar, AFi at the Global Forest Watch Summit, and more from the AFi blog.

A global coalition of NGOs announces launch of the Accountability Framework, a practical roadmap for companies to achieve ethical supply chain commitments in agriculture and forestry.