To protect the world’s forests and ensure full respect for human rights, ethical supply chains must become the new normal – not just a niche offering or a “nice to have” for companies. The main focus of the AFi’s 2020-2022 strategy is to help bring about this mainstreaming. To this end, our coalition members have been working closely with companies, service providers, peer NGOs, and the sustainability reporting community to weave the Accountability Framework’s best practices into the fabric of how commodity supply chains are managed and monitored.
While leadership from the private sector and civil society helps chart the path toward ethical supply chains, governments also need to get in the game to achieve a full transition to ethical commodity markets. In this spirit, the AFi coalition applauds the European Union’s current efforts to develop a legal framework to address the deforestation and human rights impacts of commodity imports. We offer the Framework as a guide to help inform these types of government initiatives so that they can effectively build from existing consensus-based definitions, norms, and implementation details. By aligning private, public, and civil society efforts toward our common goal of protecting ecosystems and human rights, we can transition rapidly to ethical supply chains.
In this newsletter:
- Join our webinar: Ethical supply chains in the age of Covid-19
- Accountability Framework definitions inform deliberations on EU legal framework to address deforestation
- CDP Forests 2020 questionnaire aligns with the Accountability Framework
- Hear what others are saying about the Accountability Framework
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