User guide

How to use the Accountability Framework to guide reporting on agricultural and forestry supply chains


Download reporting guide (version: October 2020)

The Accountability Framework provides a structured approach for credible reporting in line with the expectations of buyers, investors, civil society, and other stakeholders. To help reduce company reporting burdens, the Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) does not provide its own separate reporting platform. Rather, the Framework guides companies in designing their public sustainability reporting and business-to-business reporting, including through the use of existing reporting standards and platforms. This guide answers common questions about how the Accountability Framework can be used to support clear and effective sustainability reporting related to agricultural and forestry production and sourcing.