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...]
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
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...]
To tackle forced labor in the coffee industry, we must also address the social, economic and political issues that go beyond the farm. The solution will require collaboration between farmer communities, companies, civil society, governments, and others. [Read more...]
Rainforest Alliance unveils new certification standard: ‘We need new approaches that move beyond a simple pass-fail system’
Rainforest Alliance will start rolling out the 2020 Sustainable Agriculture Standard worldwide in September. Food Navigator speaks with the NGO’s Director of Standards and Assurance, Ruth Rennie, to find out.