Piloting our 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standard: how our assess-and-address approach is tackling human rights issues
Our 2020 Certification Program promotes an assess-and-address approach and grievance mechanism for tackling human rights issues. This new, risk-based system focuses on prevention, engagement, and improvement and incentivizes farmers and companies to tackle human rights issues rather than hide them. It also requires farms and farmer groups to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. [Read more...]
Climate change and inequality are inextricably bound, and we need to recognize that who owns, controls, and benefits from natural resources determines the future of the land—and the communities who call it home.
The Stakeholder Consultation Letter explains the process of a stakeholder consultation previous to an audit, when it is considered there is high risk of child labor, forced labor, freedom of
Stakeholder Consultation Letter
To achieve emissions reduction goals in a credible manner, companies with significant land footprints must take early action to eliminate deforestation and conversion.
Giving indigenous communities legal title to their land has been shown to be more effective at protecting forests than declaring them national parks.
The Child Labor and Forced Labor Sector Risk Maps are part of our improved assurance system. Working with these maps, and our certification program, will give your company or farm the information needed to tackle human rights violations in your supply chain. [Read more...]