Use the Accountability Framework together with related initiatives as a comprehensive approach to achieve ethical supply chains
The Accountability Framework was developed to complement and strengthen other initiatives that address environmental and human rights issues in commodity production and trade. It does this in two primary ways: by providing a basis for greater alignment and consistency among these initiatives, and filling critical gaps in the details of how to establish ethical supply chains.
Read below for an overview of how the Framework relates to different types of initiatives.
Certification and roundtables
Many certification programmes are well-aligned with the Framework. As a complement to certification, companies can apply the Framework to help manage non-certified supplies and address additional elements of responsible business.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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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