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FAQs about how to apply the Accountability Framework

…the Framework’s Core Principles 1-3. Programs must also provide chain-of-custody models that adequately trace and control products and their compliance (e.g., segregated or identity preserved). Otherwise, companies must conduct additional…

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Responsible production

Related Core Principles 7. Land acquisition and site development Achieving ethical supply chains ultimately depends on the responsible establishment and operation of production and primary processing sites. These include farms,…

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Using Existing Reporting Systems to Report on Commitments

…Accountability Framework Core Principles Using Existing Reporting Systems to Report on Commitments This document illustrates how companies may use existing reporting systems to help report in accordance with the Accountability…

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Press

core principles and definitions for supply chain accountability developed by a group of environmental and labor-focused NGOs…” The reputational risk of deforestation-linked soy: Investors call for action on global supply…

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Download Framework Documents

Download the Full Accountability Framework Download Core Principles and Definitions Download Operational Guidance Full Framework Core Principles Terms and Definitions Applying the Definitions Related to Deforestation, Conversion, and Protection of…

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Operational Guidance

The Relationship Between Voluntary Commitments and Applicable Law

…to fulfill voluntary commitments and several elements of the Accountability Framework, including those related to: Complying with law (Core Principle 3.4 ) Eliminating deforestation and natural ecosystem conversion (Core Principle…

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FAQs about the AFi

…supply chains that are contained within the Core Principles are based on a two-year consensus-building process and are strongly anchored in pre-existing global norms and precedents. Accordingly, these Core Principles

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Operational Guidance

Smallholder Inclusion in Ethical Supply Chains

Guidance on how companies may facilitate smallholder inclusion in ethical supply chains through contextualized implementation of supply chain commitments This Operational Guidance elaborates on several of the Accountability Framework’s Core

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Operational Guidance

Environmental Restoration and Compensation

Guidance on how companies should address environmental restoration and compensation related to their no-deforestation and no-conversion commitments This Operational Guidance elaborates on the Accountability Framework’s Core Principles 1.1, 1.2, and…

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Operational Guidance

Cutoff Dates

…ideally help establish sector-wide norms – that curtail land speculation, deforestation, and conversion in frontier areas. Core Principles 1.1 and 1.2 state that robust commitments specify a cutoff date for…

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