WHAT WE DO
The Zero Tolerance Initiative is a global coalition led by indigenous peoples, local community representatives and supportive NGOs working collectively to address the root causes of killings and violence against human rights defenders linked to global supply chains.
The initiative works to support communities in enhancing their capacity to defend themselves and to hold companies and investors to account. It supports them to engage meaningfully with States, businesses and investors to seek verifiable and effective zero tolerance commitments against the reprisals of environmental human rights defenders, and the implementation of policies which realise those commitments.
"If we are going to save the planet, we have to stop killing and criminalising the people who protect it."
former UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of
"Our community leaders are putting their lives at risk to defend our world."
Geovaldis González Jiménez, Community defender, Colombia