EU Imports Associated with Child Labour
June 10, 2021
What is the value of EU imports produced with child labour? And what are the policy options -- leveraging Europe's collective purchasing power -- to constructively engage exporting countries on this issue? These were the key questions that MEP Saskia Bricmont and economist Olivier Derruine of The Greens/EFA Group entrusted us to answer.
Labour rights in the Fairtrade system
May 28, 2021
With the ultimate purpose of informing Fairtrade's systemwide strategy concerning agricultural workers, our operational assessment examined the working and living conditions of cocoa/banana workers including hired labourers in smallholder settings of cocoa production in West Africa and banana production in Latin America and the Caribbean. Commissioned by Fairtrade and authored by DI members, this study covered the production of two crops in five countries: cocoa in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire; and banana in Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Perú. In scope were Fairtrade-certified Small-scale Producer Organisations (SPOs). Fairtrade made public the 11-page executive summary of the report. They also published our Policy Briefing, and their Management Response.
DI Develops M&E Framework for the OECD
April 27, 2021
Under the direction of Luca Maiotti, Benjamin Katz, Hannah Koep-Andrieu and Tyler Gillard (OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct), it was an honor for DI, along with the Canadian NGO IMPACT, to author the OECD's Monitoring & Evaluation Framework on the implementation of the OECD's minerals Due Diligence Guidance (DDG). This Framework will help understand to what extent corporate due diligence implementation is impacting mineral supply chains and the conditions in producer countries suffering from conflict.