With the launch of a sustainable standard for sugar production and the pilot certification of a plantation in El Salvador, a new chapter in the crop’s troubled history is being written. Crafted by a diverse group of locally based stakeholders in the tropics, the standard -- which was launched in April 2009 -- will ensure that economically viable sugarcane farming is compatible with biodiversity conservation and worker welfare.
Increasingly, pineapple growers are embracing the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal and transforming their production practices to help conserve the environment and ensure the well-being of workers and local communities.
Since the passing of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention in 1972, the designation ‘World Heritage Site’ has been awarded to 911 properties of outstanding natural or cultural importance. Natural World Heritage sites have exceptional natural beauty and/or outstanding biodiversity, and typically have a national-level designation such as National Park or Wildlife Preserve in addition to their World Heritage status.
by Rainforest Alliance, Deanna Newsom, David Hughell (2011)