Tackling labour rights for truly responsible palm oil sourcing
11 May 23
Rashyid Anwarudin and Ian Welsh
This week: Rashyid Anwarudin, chief sustainability officer at Sime Darby Plantation, talks with Ian Welsh about why developing truly responsible commodity sourcing supply chains means seeking out labour rights breaches and remediating them. They discuss Sime Darby Plantation’s strategies to ensure workers are treated ethically including responsible recruitment procedures and grievance mechanisms.
Plus: further reflections from the recent sustainable apparel and textiles conference in Amsterdam with Ola Bakowska from Circle Economy, Patagonia's Nick Allen and Umer Rehman from Soorty Enterprises.
And, renewables to be the biggest source of the world's electricity, says the International Energy Agency; Circle Economy’s new report shows economical potential for the global south in adopting a circular approach; World Green Building Council shares how companies can make the transition into circular design, end of life disassembly and recycling materials; and, Ecuador closes $1.63bn debt-for-nature financing facility, in the news digest.