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Human rights due diligence in the coffee value chain

The study aims to improve (a) understanding of the key salient human rights risks and their root causes in the Ugandan coffee value chains, as experienced by stakeholders and rights holders; as well as (b) the understanding of the barriers and conditions for human rights due diligence (HREDD) to be a participatory and empowering tool to address sustainability and human rights issues. It will reflect on the impact of implementing HREDD both for the company as well as for the rights holders.

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Ethical Trade Initiatives in the South African Wine Industry

Labour conditions in the South African wine industry have been a contentious issue for decades. This directly links to SDG 8 which stipulates decent work for all. A large proportion of South Africa’s wine production is exported to markets in EU. Governments, consumers, and NGOs in these markets are demanding wine that is produced in a socially responsible and ethical manner. Therefore, several ethical trade initiatives have arisen to ensure compliance with fair labour practices. This case study will assess the impact of these initiatives relevant to wine exports from South Africa to the EU.

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