Overview of the Accountability Framework

The Accountability Framework is a set of common norms and guidelines for establishing, implementing, and monitoring responsible supply chain commitments.

To get started, we encourage you to read the brief Introduction to the Framework. Then, please continue below for an overview of the contents of the Framework and how the Framework can be applied at each stage in process of establishing responsible supply chains.


Introduction and Overview

To get started, please review this brief introduction document and overview slide deck, which cover the Accountability Framework’s intent, application, and structure. These provide the big picture and answers to some frequently asked questions.

Contents of the Framework

Core Principles and Definitions
A high-level summary of the key elements of good practice for setting, implementing and monitoring effective supply chain commitments in agriculture and forestry.
Operational Guidance
Additional detail related to each topic in the Core Principles. Sections of the Operational Guidance are being developed and released in stages during 2018.

Learn more about the contents of the Framework:

How the Framework Helps

The Accountability Framework guides each stage in the process toward establishing responsible supply chains. It can help companies and others to:

1. Set commitments

Develop new commitments or refresh current commitments

2. Take action

Address common implementation challenges

3. Demonstrate progress

Monitor and document progress in a credible way

4. Support broader positive impacts

Extend influence to address key environmental and social issues

Learn how you can apply the Framework to help set, implement, and monitor commitments: