The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization working to build a future in which nature is protected and biodiversity flourishes, where farmers, workers, and communities prosper, and where sustainable land use and responsible business practices are the norm. We envision a world where people and nature thrive in harmony.
In January 2018, the Rainforest Alliance merged with UTZ, a global program and label for sustainable farming.
ABOUT THE ACCOUNTABILITY FRAMEWORK INITIATIVE
In recent years, hundreds of companies have made commitments to eliminate deforestation and human exploitation from their agriculture and forestry supply chains. These pledges are a promising development for forests and peoples. However, their fulfillment is hindered by the lack of a credible, consistent, and widely-accepted framework for implementing these commitments and for monitoring, verifying, and reporting progress and outcomes.
To address this gap and accelerate progress toward fulfilling company supply chain commitments, the Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) is developing and promoting a framework of common definitions, norms, and guidelines for effective and credible implementation of such commitments. Launched in late 2016, the AFi is led by a coalition of respected environmental and social NGOs with Rainforest Alliance co-leading the Backbone Team (secretariat). For more information, please visit: https://accountability-framework.org.
The Staff Scientist will devote a significant portion of his/her effort to advancing the AFi.