The AFi is advanced through the work of the coalition comprising the steering group, supporting partners, regional teams and the backbone team.  The coalition is dedicated to protecting forests, natural ecosystems, and human rights through ethical production and trade.

The coalition supports stakeholders in setting strong supply chain goals and taking effective action.  The core principles that form the foundation of the Accountability Framework facilitate the tracking of progress to create clear accountability and incentivize rapid improvement.

The core principles are supported by operational guidance and common definitions that provide further detail on putting the principles into practice.