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
152 million children worldwide are engaged in child labor. The vast majority (71 percent) work in the agricultural sector—performing tasks that can be dangerous and exhausting. While great strides
A Brighter Future: Eradicating Child Labor in Agriculture
Climate change and inequality are inextricably bound, and we need to recognize that who owns, controls, and benefits from natural resources determines the future of the land—and the communities who call it home.
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
Giving indigenous communities legal title to their land has been shown to be more effective at protecting forests than declaring them national parks.
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...]