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
Guides & manuals
Tourism is an enormous and widespread industry. It is found all over the world, so its impacts, social, economic, and environmental, are also worldwide.
These impacts can be positive, doing good,
A Simple User’s Guide to Certification for Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism
Effects of a voluntary sustainability standard system on 106 Latin American tourism enterprises
The tourism industry can harm wildlife, plants, and natural ecosystems through habitat destruction,
Reducing Tourism’s Threats to Biodiversity
As one of the only such projects in the world that is building on community-based production forestry and enterprise, GuateCarbon is generating important lessons with global significance.
The GuateCarbon initiative and REDD+ readiness in Guatemala
This document profiles five major tourism businesses in Latin America that are working towards sustainability. Four hotels and one tour operator that have participated in the Rainforest Alliance’s
Sustainable Tourism in Action: Five Success Stories
Topics: In the Field
The Impacts of Technical Assistance on a Community Forest Enterprise: The Case of San Bernardino de Milpillas Chico, Mexico
This report describes work undertaken to improve community forest enterprise competitiveness in Mexico as a means to local economic development and forest conservation.
An economic impact study of five tourism businesses in Granada, Nicaragua, shows that sustainable tourism provides quality employment, promotes gender equity and benefits the local economy.
Sustainable Tourism: Economic Benefits for Many
Topics: In the Field