Supply chain management
The Accountability Framework provides practical guidance on how companies can source commodities and manage their supply bases to avoid deforestation, ecosystem conversion, and human rights abuses. This includes the role of buyers in working with their suppliers to resolve existing non-compliances and prevent future ones.
Review the Framework’s position and guidance on supplier chain management and find user tools to apply the Framework.
To achieve supply chains that are free from deforestation, ecosystem conversion, and human rights abuses, companies must ensure compliance with these elements throughout their entire supply bases. Core Principle 6 of the Accountability Framework states that companies should manage their entire supply chains to fulfil commitments, identify non-compliances, and resolve any such issues expeditiously and effectively.
For commodity buyers, an important step towards this goal is to map supply chains and assess the environmental and social performance of suppliers. Where these processes reveal actual or potential non-compliances with company policies or other obligations, buyers must engage suppliers to resolve existing non-compliances and avoid future ones.
The topic summary on managing for supplier compliance provides an overview of the Framework’s positions and guidance on this topic.