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  Learn

Use the Framework as a reference to understand good practice based on the consensus of leading NGOs, key market expectations, and international norms. Different components of the Framework can guide each step of your ethical supply chain journey.


 Assess

Use the Framework as a benchmark to assess company policies, systems, and actions to achieve ethical supply chains. The AFi’s self-assessment tool facilitates this benchmarking and includes a template for developing an action plan to close any identified gaps.   


Design

Use the Framework to guide the creation of company policies, systems, tools, and reporting practices for ethical supply chains. 

E-learning platform

Coming soon! The AFi’s e-learning platform will give access to more in-depth training oriented around the action areas featured on this page. Once launched, the e-learning platform will be free and open to all.

Sector-specific action guidelines

The Accountability Framework is a globally-applicable roadmap for ethical supply chains, covering all agriculture and forestry commodities. Several industry and multi-stakeholder initiatives focused on specific commodity sectors have used the Framework to develop or strengthen the guidelines for their member companies to follow. These Framework-aligned guidelines can be used to support commodity-specific goal-setting, implementation, and reporting. 

  • The Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) modelled its Sustainable Rubber Policy Framework after the Accountability Framework. Companies may use GPSNR’s rubber-specific policy, guidelines, and resources to achieve responsible rubber supply chains in alignment with the Framework. 
  • The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition (FPC) developed commodity roadmaps for the palm oil, beef, soy, and pulp/paper/fibre sectors that align with the Accountability Framework’s elements on deforestation- and conversion-free supply chains. Downstream companies such as consumer goods manufacturers and retailers can use these roadmaps and the associated sourcing guidelines to establish policies, source products, and engage suppliers in accordance with those elements of the Accountability Framework.
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