Kumi has been commissioned by the OECD to support the OECD and FAO in a pilot project on the implementation of the OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains. The objective of the pilot project is to road-test the practical application of the OECD-FAO Guidance and support businesses operating along the agricultural value chain in implementing its key recommendations for strengthening their approach to responsible sourcing.
To achieve this, Kumi will be developing a baseline and progress study to assess where companies participating in the pilot stand in relation to the OECD-FAO Guidance and identify opportunities to strengthen their responsible sourcing practices. Kumi has also integrated an assessment of industry initiatives to understand to what extent their standards and requirements integrate the recommendations of the OECD-FAO Guidance. The findings from the baseline study will be discussed in OECD and FAO-led multi-stakeholder forums and inform knowledge-exchange activities focused on the challenges, opportunities and good practices identified by participants for strengthening supply chain due diligence and risk management.