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To achieve supply chains that are free from deforestation, ecosystem conversion, and human rights abuses, companies must understand and effectively manage these risks throughout their entire supply bases.

Core Principle 5 states that companies should know or control the origin of materials in their supply chains sufficiently to demonstrate that these materials comply with company policies, or to determine the extent and nature of issues that must be resolved. This Core Principle also addresses the use of risk assessment and specifies the roles of different supply chain actors in conducting or supporting traceability.

The topic summary on traceability provides more information on the Framework’s positions as well as further detail on four different options for achieving sufficient levels of traceability.


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Supply chain assessment and traceability
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