OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains

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This guidance has been developed to help enterprises observe existing standards for responsible business conduct along agricultural supply chains and to mitigate their adverse impacts and contribute to sustainable development. These standards include the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems, and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security. The Guidance targets all enterprises operating along agricultural supply chains and proposes a model enterprise policy based on good practices; a framework for risk-based due diligence to identify, assess, mitigate and account for how enterprises should address the adverse impacts of their activities; a description of the major risks faced by enterprises and the measures to mitigate these risks; and a guidance for engaging with indigenous peoples.

OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains  -  English (en)

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Document Type Guideline
Author FAO-OECD
Year of Publication 2016
Publisher FAO, OECD
Number of Pages 84 pp.
Region / Country Global /
Primary Language English (en)
Keywords Agricultural Value Chain, Agriculture, Agricultural Value Chains, Agricultural Supply Chain
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