What's at Stake
The production of many commonly traded goods—coffee, chocolate, tea, bananas, palm oil, and timber—often involves human rights abuses. While progress has been made in recent years, thorny problems such as child labor, forced labor, poor working conditions, low wages, gender inequality, and the violation of Indigenous land rights are still embedded in many 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 both to transform business practices and government policy, as well as promote the rights of our partner communities within our certification system and sustainable development initiatives.
All resources for Human rights
A longtime participant in our programs in Guatemala met with Vice President Harris.[Read more...]
We can all play a crucial role to ensure that all children grow up in dignity.[Read more...]
Guides & manuals
The data sheet provides the full score of risk calculations per country. It takes into account key indicators drawn from publicly available indices and our own research.
Data Sheet for Child Labor and Forced Labor Risk Maps
This document explains the method used to create the Rainforest Alliance's risk maps on child labor and forced labor and provides an overview of how the indices per country and sector were calculated.
Guidance and Methods for Child Labor and Forced Labor Sectoral Risk Maps
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...]