Read below for an overview of how the Framework relates to different types of initiatives.
Many related initiatives participated in the development of the Framework, and some are now members of the AFi coalition. Companies and other users can therefore consult and apply the Framework as a comprehensive guide to ethical production and trade that incorporates many existing initiatives, tools, and resources.
Details on each of these categories, including on specific initiatives, is coming soon.
Certification and roundtables
Many certification programs are well-aligned with the Framework and fulfill its expectations. Companies that use certification can also apply the Framework to help manage non-certified supplies and address additional elements of responsible business.Subscribe to updates
International norms and policies
The Framework provides a detailed roadmap to help implement and achieve key international norms and targets on ecosystem protection, human rights, and sustainable development.Subscribe to updates
Monitoring and reporting tools
The Framework provides a common guideline for monitoring and reporting on commodity supply chains in a clear and consistent way. Most of the commonly used monitoring and reporting tools are well-aligned with the Framework.Subscribe to updates
Land use planning and management tools
The Framework’s global guidance on responsible land use is aligned with more specific tools for particular biomes and planning and management processes.Subscribe to updates
Jurisdictional and regional initiatives
The AFi’s focus on ethical supply chains complements place-based initiatives to address deforestation, conversion, and human rights issues. The Framework clarifies how companies and others can design and use these two approaches synergistically.Subscribe to updates
Responsible finance and investment
The AFi collaborates with key responsible finance initiatives to apply the Framework’s consensus-based guidelines to promote and implement responsible lending and investment practices related to forest-risk commodities.Subscribe to updates
Still have questions?
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