The Rainforest Alliance’s Results

The Rainforest Alliance works on the ground in more than 70 countries to protect forests, save wildlife and restore human dignity.

We are creating jobs in poor communities while conserving the natural environment.

In Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve, a land rich in natural and cultural heritage, we are helping communities that once resorted to slash-and-burn farming reap the rewards of responsible forest management. Jaguars and threatened bird species are now protected, forestlands are secured against illegal poaching and deliberately set fires, 2,500 jobs have been created and community members are receiving the tools and economic incentives they need to safeguard biodiversity.

We are recruiting industry leaders to tip the market toward sustainability.

The first tea farm was certified in 2007. Today, thanks to commitments from brands like Lipton, Tetley and Twinings -- the world’s largest tea producers -- more than 70 percent of the tea consumed in the United Kingdom comes from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms. That means thousands of acres of tea plantations across Kenya, India and Argentina now conserve water, soil and habitats, and that farm workers are guaranteed decent salaries, rights and conditions, while their families are assured access to education and medical care.

We are putting the choice to support sustainability in the hands of consumers.

Annually, consumers spend more than $12 billion on Rainforest Alliance Certified goods. More than 3,000 companies -- including Chiquita, Holiday Inn, Staples, Mars, McDonald’s, Unilever, Kraft, Home Depot, Wal-Mart and Target -- source Rainforest Alliance Certified finished products and raw materials.

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