At the Rainforest Alliance, we believe in a shared responsibility approach that encourages companies to do their part in ensuring a living income for farmers. This is the basis of our brand-new pilot, the Living Income Module project. [Read more...]
Aparajita Bhalla, Global Director of Sector Transformation for Rainforest Alliance, states that we can’t make progress towards a sustainable future unless the economic resilience and wellbeing of farmers is addressed first.
As the advocacy director at Rainforest Alliance, Emma Harbour spends a lot of time participating in discussions about how best to transform exploitative supply chains. Within these public conversations, she has also observed the unfortunate practice of spreading misinformation. A recent example can be found in Nestlé’s decision to change its sourcing for KitKat bars in the UK from Fairtrade to Rainforest Alliance, spurring a lively debate, but not all of it is based on facts. For this reason, she offers below clarifications and a few corrections of erroneous statements which can circulate when pitting certifications against one another. [Read more...]
Seven German retailers, Aldi Nord, Aldi Sud, Lidl, dm, REWE, Kaufland, and Tegut set themselves the goal to work towards providing a living income and living wage for farmers and workers in their supply chains. [Read more...]