Helping to accelerate collective action and propose implementation strategies
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.
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.
Responsible recruitment and employment are essential principles for businesses to uphold in order to address, remedy, and prevent risks for forced labour. HRC members are working to ensure workers in their own operations and supply chains are responsibly recruited and employed by implementing and improving human rights due diligence (HRDD) systems throughout the value chain, as well as advocating for stronger legislative enabling environments to protect the rights of workers.