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Operational Guidance

Monitoring and Verification

…adequately monitor the subject issues; see Annex 1 for more information. Along with an effective monitoring system, the verification process (Core Principles 11.7 and 11.8 ) is a key component…

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Monitoring and verification

Related Core Principle 11. Monitoring and verification Core Principle 11 states that regular monitoring should be conducted relative to the compliance requirements and time-bound targets associated with the company’s commitments…

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Operational Guidance

The Framework’s Operational Guidance provides specific detail for putting the Core Principles into practice. Download the full Framework or access specific Guidance documents below. The Framework’s Operational Guidance provides specific…

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Self-assessment

  2 Assess your company’s implementation systems The Accountability Framework’s Core Principles 4-12 address company systems and practices to implement and demonstrate progress toward ethical supply chains. Use this section…

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Contents of the Framework

A set of twelve Core Principles form the foundation of the Accountability Framework. These are supported by Operational Guidance and common definitions that provide additional detail on putting the principles

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Respect for human rights

…well established in instruments such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Core internationally-recognized human rights are described in the International Bill of Human Rights (consisting of…

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Human rights

Related Core Principle 2. Respect for human rights The Framework calls for companies to establish strong human rights commitments in accordance with international instruments including the UN Guiding Principles on…

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Protection of forests and other natural ecosystems

Core Principle addresses no-deforestation supply chains (Core Principle 1.1) as a key component of a more comprehensive no-conversion approach (Core Principle 1.2). To compare your company’s commitments with the Accountability…

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Land management and long-term protection

…forests and other natural ecosystems (Core Principle 1) and respect for land rights (Core Principle 2.2 ). Companies that own or manage agriculture and forestry production areas and associated lands…

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Monitoring and verification

Companies conduct regular monitoring and verification of continuous progress made toward achieving company commitments. Regular monitoring is conducted relative to the time-bound targets associated with each commitment (see Core Principle…

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Jurisdictional approaches

Related Core Principle 10. Collaboration for landscape and sectoral sustainability Core Principle 10 states that companies should contribute to landscape, jurisdictional, and sectoral initiatives to address key social and environmental…

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