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AFi launches e-learning platform to support corporate sustainability performance

22 April 2024

Learn how to eliminate deforestation, conversion, and human rights abuses from agricultural and forestry supply chains

The Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) has launched a new an online training resource to aid companies in achieving their ethical supply chain goals. The AFi e-learning platform offers a range of educational modules that provide an accessible and engaging way for company staff to grow their knowledge on achieving supply chains free from deforestation, conversion, and human rights violations. Drawing from the Accountability Framework’s good practices, the platform is designed for companies that produce or source agricultural or forestry commodities. It is also a valuable resource for those working to support companies on their sustainability journeys.   

“The platform’s modules centre around the Accountability Framework’s seven action areas that are essential to achieving ethical supply chains,” said AFi Senior Operations Manager Adrienne Brown. “The modules teach corporate professionals how to set goals, take action, and report progress towards safeguarding forests, other natural ecosystems, and human rights.” 

Features of the AFi e-learning platform include: 

Modular online learning 

The platform hosts modules for each of the Accountability Framework’s seven action areas, as well as other key topics. The five modules released today comprise an introduction to the Accountability Framework and the first four action areas. These action areas include setting and strengthening supply chain goals; establishing company systems; managing commodity production; and managing supply chains.  

Additional modules are in development and will be released throughout the year. They include modules for the action areas on collaboration; monitoring and verification; reporting progress; as well as modules on other topics, such as the AFi Self-assessment Tool.

Topic specific learning pathways 

Learners can select training modules based on their learning needs and interests with respect to achieving ethical supply chains in line with the Accountability Framework. Once registered, learners can create a profile and curate a personalised library of modules. They can also opt in to receive notifications about new modules on related topics and other updates from the AFi. 

Access to supporting resources 

When working through a module, learners will be signposted to helpful resources from the AFi. With specific guidance on what actions to take next, learning does not end when a module is completed. Additionally, the AFi team is available to answer questions and provide individualised support.  

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