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OECD FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains, 2016



The OECD-FAO Guidance helps enterprises observe standards of responsible business conduct to ensure that their operations contribute to sustainable development and do not lead to adverse impacts. One of the key value-adds of the OECD-FAO Guidance is the framework on risk-based due diligence. The framework provides a step by step approach on how companies can integrate due diligence into their operations and supply chains. By implementing the recommendations of the OECD-FAO Guidance companies can systematically identify, assess and mitigate potential negative impacts associated with their business. This OECD-FAO Guidance and due diligence framework was developed in collaboration with supply chain experts, business, civil society, unions and policy makers. It is a practical approach which companies can implement into their business models and processes.







Issuer (type)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (International)

Instrument type


Disclosure instrument


Geographical scope


Mandatory or voluntary



Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Text analysis

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    • E focus: climate change, conservation, deforestation, degradation, emissions, energy, environment, environmental management, fisheries, forests, greenhouse gas, hazardous waste, land use, pollution, recycling, renewable energy, resource efficiency, resource use, restoration, soil, sustainable food, sustainable products, waste, water, water risk, water use, wetlands, biodiversity
    • S focus: collective bargaining, compensation, data privacy, discrimination, diversity, employment conditions, forced labour, gender equality, human right, human rights, intellectual property, recruitment, social impacts, children
    • G focus: animal welfare, audit, bribery, business ethics, compliance programme, corruption, money laundering, responsible investment, risk management, accountability
    • Agriculture, Finance, Information, Management, Manufacturing, Mining, Retail trade, Transportation