Operational Guidance on Achieving Commitments Through Collaboration
This guidance document outlines how companies should collaborate with other stakeholders in the landscapes and jurisdictions in which they operate to implement their commitments, while also supporting broader positive impacts. The purpose of this collaboration is to address social and environmental issues that are beyond companies’ full control and to contribute to broader and longer-lasting positive impact.
The guidance is broken down into three sections. These are actions that all companies can take, such as the development of a stakeholder engagement plan and engaging in multi-stakeholder planning and policy efforts. As well as additional actions for producers and primary processors and buyers and financiers.
The document also provides specific tools and frameworks that have been developed to assess and support the performance of landscapes and jurisdictions according to environmental, social and governance topics. These include The &Green Fund which invests money, from a variety of donors, in commodity supply chain projects that adhere to environmental and social safeguards.