Whether producing their own commodities or sourcing from third parties, companies can tailor their actions to effectively address deforestation, conversion, and human rights issues in their supply chain.
For companies that own or manage commodity production or primary processing operations, the Accountability Framework guides good practice for acquiring, developing, and managing these operations. These practices support long-term protection of forests and other natural ecosystems. They also help safeguard the rights of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and workers.
For companies that source commodities, the Framework guides management of ethical supply chains. This includes traceability, supplier engagement, and monitoring. It also includes decision-making regarding non-compliant materials and suppliers.