12 Core Principles form the foundation of the Accountability Framework

These principles serve as a guide for companies and others in setting, implementing and monitoring effective commitments on deforestation, ecosystem conversion, and human rights in ethical supply chains.

Set and strengthen goals

Protection of forests and other natural ecosystems
1

Protection of forests and other natural ecosystems

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Respect for human rights
2

Respect for human rights

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Specification of Commitments
3

Specification of Commitments

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Implement ethical supply chains

Company systems and processes to drive effective implementation
4

Company systems and processes to drive effective implementation

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Supply chain assessment and traceability
5

Supply chain assessment and traceability

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Managing for supply chain compliance
6

Managing for supply chain compliance

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Land acquisition, land use planning, and site development
7

Land acquisition, land use planning, and site development

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Land management and long-term protection
8

Land management and long-term protection

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Access to remedy and environmental restoration
9

Access to remedy and environmental restoration

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Collaboration for landscape and sectoral sustainability
10

Collaboration for landscape and sectoral sustainability

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Monitoring and verification
11

Monitoring and verification

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Report progress

Reporting, disclosure, and claims
12

Reporting, disclosure, and claims

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Use the Framework

Ready to get started? Learn more about how to apply the Framework to set or strengthen company goals, assess and improve implementation systems, and credibly demonstrate progress:

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One primary use of the Accountability Framework for companies to use it to benchmark their commitments. Companies can see how their policies match up to the Framework and see what they need to improve.

Mike Senior | Deputy Director - Conservation and Land Use, Proforest

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