Helping to accelerate collective action and propose implementation strategies
The environmental impact related to palm oil has been on the industry’s radar for some time, however human rights and forced labour abuses in the supply chain of the world’s most traded oil have long been ignored. Our members are undertaking a series of initiatives to better understand the impact on their own palm oil supply chains and to develop and implement systemic measures to tackle labour abuses.
Keeping in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, members of the Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour are committed to achieving 100% Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) coverage in their own operations by 2025 to address forced labour risks.
Eradicating forced labour is a task that no one person, company or organisation can achieve acting alone. The Coalition is committed to engaging with key stakeholders to best develop its approach and implement it with the greatest impact. The HRC held a stakeholder consultation on its draft strategies in October 2020, and also issued a call for proposals from third-party service providers to help Coalition members implement these strategies on the ground.