Shared Responsibility: Balancing Sustainability Values and Costs for Farmers and Companies
Our shared responsibility approach aims to distribute sustainability benefits and costs more evenly between farmers and companies. This involves two mandatory financial requirements for companies: Sustainability Differential and Sustainability Investments.
Why We Advocate for Mandatory Due Diligence Legislation
Mandatory due diligence legislation can ensure that companies identify, prevent, mitigate, and account for potential risks and negative impacts that their practices may have on human rights and the environment. Plus, it would help create a more level playing field for companies that already invest in sound due diligence systems.
Partnerships for Impact: Collaborating with JDE Peet’s to Improve Farmer Livelihoods
When addressing the complex challenges facing farmers, the Rainforest Alliance uses a context-specific approach for identifying and remediating critical supply chain risks. Through a collaborative partnership, like the Common Grounds program we developed with JDE Peet’s, we can help your company achieve its sustainability goals.
Learnings from the Field: Finca Esmeralda and the Future of Certified Bananas
After teaming up for an early implementation pilot of our strengthened certification program, both Finca Esmeralda and the Rainforest Alliance took away learnings that will contribute to a more sustainable banana sector.
Timelines: Implementation of the Sustainability Differential and Investments under the 2020 Certification Program
As part of the 2020 Certification program buyers of Rainforest Alliance Certified commodities will be required to make Sustainability Differential and Investment payments (formerly known as premium) to the certified farmer (groups). Here are the implementation timelines for each sector.
Sustainability Differential and Sustainability Investments: Hazelnut Sector Guidance
This guidance explains how the Sustainability Differential and Sustainability Investment requirements are implemented in Hazelnut sector... View more