Calling for an end to human rights abuse

in global supply chains

The Zero Tolerance Initiative seeks to address violence, intimidation and killings of indigenous people and other human rights defenders linked to global supply chains. Working with a wide coalition of supportive groups, and in partnership with indigenous peoples and community representatives, the Initiative asks companies to address killings and violence in their supply chain. This initiative builds on the work of many other organisations who have successfully highlighted that violence against, and criminalisation of, land and environmental defenders is increasing and now is the time to act.

 

In November, just prior to the UN Forum on business and human rights, more than 25 indigenous and local community representatives will be gathering in Geneva to discuss these issues, and to call on companies to pledge zero tolerance against killing and violence in their supply chains, committing to tackle this urgent issue.

Find out more about our participation in the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights here.