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The Accountability Framework wants to show if companies are actually keeping their promises

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Companies know they need to do some serious work to reduce the harm they inflict on the environment, and better support the workers and customers who make their business possible. But what’s less obvious are exactly what that means in practice: What environmental and ethical goals are bold enough? Along what timeline should they be implemented? How can progress be measured and demonstrated? And how do they match up with commitments that other companies are making?

A new initiative wants to take these ambiguities out of the environmental and ethical standard-setting process for companies. Called the Accountability Framework, the program was designed by a broad set of partner organizations including the Rainforest Alliance, The Nature Conservancy, Verité, the World Resources Institute, and the World Wildlife........

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