Legislating for impact: Three recommendations to make human rights and environmental due diligence work for smallholders

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Published October 2021 by Rainforest Alliance.

Summary

This paper presents three recommendations for how the EU can effectively develop measures to include smallholders in their human rights and environmental due diligence (HREDD) legislation: 1. Focus on living incomes, living wages, and responsible purchasing practices to reduce poverty; 2. encourage lasting trade relationships and continuous improvement; 3. engage and actively collaborate with rights- holders to define and implement HREDD. The paper also acknowledges that legislation is only one element in a smart mix of measures that the EU should pursue to promote respect for human rights and the environment.

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Legislating for impact: Three recommendations to make human rights and environmental due diligence work for smallholders

Briefing or opinion
Research briefing

Published October 2021 by Rainforest Alliance.

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