Monitoring and Verification

Guidance on norms and good practices for monitoring and verification related to company commitments, focusing on environmental and social outcomes associated with raw material production and primary processing

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Purpose & Summary

This Operational Guidance elaborates norms and good practices on monitoring and verification (M&V) related to company commitments on topics within the Accountability Framework scope. It focuses on environmental and social outcomes associated with raw material production and primary processing.

This high-level guidance on credible and effective M&V is intended to apply across a range of commodities and contexts and may be adapted through the development or adoption of context-specific M&V systems, tools, and processes.

Topics in this guidance

1. Overview

2. Approaches to monitoring implementation and outcomes related to company commitments

3. Guidelines for effective monitoring systems

4. Guidelines for credible verification

Annex 1: Use and characteristics of appropriate monitoring tools

Annex 2: Indicative metrics for assessing deforestation, conversion, and long-term protection of natural ecosystems

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Core Principle
Monitoring and verification
Core Principle
Reporting, disclosure, and claims
Resources
Advancing Deforestation-Free and Conversion-Free Supply Chains in Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay
Resources
Topic: Monitoring and Verification
A brief summary of the Framework’s position and guidance on monitoring and verification systems

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