OECD-FAO Business Handbook on Deforestation and Due Diligence in Agricultural Supply
This handbook was developed by OECD and FAO to help companies embed considerations
on deforestation and forest degradation into their corporate due diligence procedures.
It is informed by FAO’s extensive work and experience on halting deforestation and
forest degradation and promoting responsible governance of tenure. The handbook builds
on the leading international, government-backed standards on supply chain due diligence
and responsible business conduct: the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
on Responsible Business Conduct and the associated due diligence framework set out
in the OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains and the OECD Due
Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct. This handbook demonstrates how
the OECD-FAO Guidance can be applied to address deforestation by contextualising existing
recommendations and directing users towards helpful sources of due diligence information.
Published on July 07, 2023