Many companies that engage in sectors contributing to deforestation and climate change have realized the impact and footprint made by their commodities and supply chains. The Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) has been created by a multi-stakeholder working group to define norms and good practices to help companies operationalize responsible supply chain commitments.
The first day of the annual GreenBiz sustainability conference in Phoenix, AZ delivered two main messages: we all have more in common that we have differences, and we are all on the same team, working towards the same goals.
“I am moved to reflect upon how this organization’s long record of achievements makes a strong case for the power of international cooperation in addressing the world’s most complex and urgent problems.” – Nigel Sizer, Rainforest Alliance President
Christian Mensah of the Rainforest Alliance says the cocoa industry should focus on helping the most vulnerable farmers replant, not the top performers to expand production.