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Which Activities Are Relevant for my Company?

Help for identifying which activities to review in the Take Action stage of the Ethical Supply Chain Journey.

While all twelve of the Accountability Framework’s Core Principles apply to all companies, the actions that a company will need to take to implement and fulfill its commitments will depend on its role in the supply chain, as well as its leverage and visibility regarding suppliers and producers. The following list identifies key systems and activities associated with implementation of commitments as presented in the Accountability Framework Core Principles, and indicates the supply chain actors to which these activities are most applicable.

Activity Core Principle Applicability
Establish company systems to implement commitments CP 4 All companies
Assess risk and achieve traceability CP 5 Companies that purchase raw, processed, or manufactured materials
Engage, support, and manage suppliers CP 6 Companies that purchase raw, processed, or manufactured materials
Responsibly establish new development
Carry out integrated and participatory assessment and land-use planning processes, including use of FPIC where appropriate. Establish mechanisms to foster the long-term protection and management of any areas of importance for conservation or indigenous peoples or local communities.
CP 7
Companies that own, manage, or control production area or primary processing sites
Require suppliers to fulfill the elements of this Principle across their entire company. Companies that purchase raw, processed, or manufactured materials
Ensure long-term protection of ecological & cultural values
Conduct or support management activities necessary to ensure long-term protection
CP 8
Companies that own, manage, or control production area or primary processing sites
Ensure that suppliers are carrying out effective land management and long-term protection on land they own, control, or manage. Where necessary, support
effective land management and long-term protection through financial, technical, or other effective means.
Companies that purchase raw, processed, or manufactured materials
Provide for access to remedy, including restoration CP 9 All companies
Collaborate to support broader sustainability CP 10 All companies
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