Best Practice References - Accountability Dimension of Sustainability

Accountability Dimension: People are accountable for their actions; actions are taken in a transparent manner; stakeholders are encouraged to participate.  

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). (2012). Sustainability Assessment in Food and Agriculture (SAFA) Guidelines. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/nr/sustainability_pathways/docs/SAFA_Guidelines_12_June_2012_final_v2.pdf

Soil & More, 2012. Sustainability Flower Quick Assessment, www.soilandmore.com

Suvedi, M., Biggelaar, C.d. and Morford, S. 2003. Conceptual framework for evaluating sustainable agriculture. Journal of Crop Production  9: 433-454/

1. Holistic management

German Advisory Council on Global Change, 2011. World in Transition – A Social Contract for Sustainability, http://www.wbgu.de/en/flagship-reports/fr-2011-a-social-contract/

Mirchandi, D. and Ikerd, J. 2008. Building and maintaining sustainable organizations. Organization Management Journal 5: 40-51.

Pimentel, D., Hepperly, P., Hanson, J., Douds, D. and Seidel, R. 2005. Environmental, energetic and economic comparisons of organic and conventional farming systems. BioScience 55: 573-582.

2. Accountability and reporting

           

3. Participation