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Causes of deforestation, ecosystem conversion, and human rights abuses are often beyond the activities or influence of any one company. Therefore, effective and lasting solutions often require companies to work beyond the bounds of their own operations or supply base. This may involve collaboration with governments, local communities, and peer companies. Collaboration may occur in landscapes where companies operate or source materials as well as across the sectors in which they do business.

In both cases, collaboration enables companies to resolve social and environmental challenges that are beyond their full control. It allows their activities to contribute to broader and longer-lasting positive impact. Investments in landscape- and jurisdiction-scale solutions may also provide paths for commodity buyers to remain engaged in high-risk sourcing areas while supporting improvement on the ground. Such actions are integral to responsible supply chains, not separate from it. 

Core Principle 10 and associated guidance outlines good practices that your company can follow to engage in landscape and jurisdictional approaches, sector initiatives, and partnerships.  


Summaries of key issues

Operational Guidance 

  • Achieving Commitments Through Collaboration

AFi webinars

AFi e-learning platform

  • Coming soon: Training modules on collaborating at the landscape/sector level and on all other company actions



AFi self-assessment tool

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