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rainforest landscape at dawnHighlights from AFi Consultation Workshops Around the Globe

by Accountability Framework on March 11, 2019

The AFi team recently engaged with stakeholders in West Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe, and North America to gather feedback on the Accountability Framework. Each of the consultation workshops included participants from across the private sector, production groups, civil society, and regional governments.

tree seedlings in pots in a rowHow many trees makes a forest? A commentary

Commentary on Mongabay by Jon Fisher on Feb 20, 2019

The lack of clarity around defining forests generates difficulties in how we measure deforestation — and in turn, how we stop it. Does a patch of brand-new seedlings count as a “forest”?

Newsletter | AFi on the Road | March 2019

by Accountability Framework on March 20, 2019

The AFi’s upcoming webinars in Brazil, highlights from consultations around the world, and more from the AFi blog.

dirt road through palm oil plantationFebruary 14th Webinar: The Accountability Framework: A Roadmap for the Ethical Supply Chain Journey

by Accountability Framework on Jan 28, 2019

On behalf of the Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) partners, we cordially invite you to learn more about the Accountability Framework by attending an upcoming webinar on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 3:00 to 4:00pm GMT.

Man watering rows of oil palm seedlingsNewsletter | Add your voice: finalizing the Framework | January 2019

by Accountability Framework on Jan 28, 2019

As the Accountability Framework steadily advances toward its launch, join us in-person or online to provide input on its further development.

Newsletter | Announcing the full draft Accountability Framework | December 2018

by Accountability Framework on Dec 12, 2018

On behalf of the Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) partners, we cordially invite you to learn more about the Accountability Framework by attending an upcoming webinar on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm GMT.

 Newsletter | Announcing the First Release of Framework Drafts | July 2018
 

by Accountability Framework on July 25, 2018

Today the Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) is pleased to announce the release of a partial draft of the Accountability Framework! This release marks the beginning of a ‘workshopping’ period where companies, government, civil society and other stakeholders are encouraged to provide input and help shape the Framework’s further development.

Newsletter | Building the Accountability Framework in 2018 | March 2018

by Accountability Framework on March 22, 2018

In December 2017, the AFi concluded a successful first public consultation process, with more than 150 representatives from companies, NGOs, governments, service providers, and others. 

road through palm oil plantationThe draft Accountability Framework is now available for consultation

by Accountability Framework on Dec 11, 2018

The Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) is pleased to announce the release of the first full draft of the Accountability Framework for public consultation.

men unloading palm oil fruit bundles from truckNew Partnerships and Progress on Social Accountability

by Accountability Framework on Dec 7, 2018

AFi welcomes new Steering Group members Social Accountability International (SAI) and Verité. Also, AFi’s draft guidance on human rights, building on established international instruments and guidance, is now available for consultation!