Advancing the Rights of Rural People
What's at Stake
The sad truth about some of world’s most commonly traded goods—coffee, chocolate, tea, bananas, palm oil, and timber—is that their production often involves human rights abuses. Child labor, forced labor, poor working conditions, gender inequality, and the violation of Indigenous land rights are embedded in many such supply chains.
Our Work: Human Rights
The Rainforest Alliance brings together producers, companies, governments, nonprofit organizations, and consumers to advance human rights in the landscapes where we work. We work on a macro level—transforming business practices and government policy—as well as within our own certification system and sustainable development initiatives to promote the human rights of our partner communities.
Join us to create a better future for people and nature.
We’re helping to empower forest-dependent communities while protecting the stunning landscape and biodiversity of the Maya Biosphere Reserve in Guatemala.
We’re improving life for community members by advocating for workers' rights, advancing projects that promote gender equity, and expanding access to education.