After conducting an HRIA on coffee in Brazil in 2021, ALDI is excited to be able to take immediate action through participating in Verité’s project in Brazil. The aim of this pilot is to better understand and respond to recruitment and labour risks in the Brazilian coffee sector.
The effort is part of Verité’s “COFFEE” Project, which includes pilot projects in Mexico, Colombia and Brazil, along with the development of an open-source Socially Sustainable Sourcing Toolkit (S3T) and online training modules focused on promoting decent labour conditions and fair recruitment in the coffee sector. The tools will be piloted by ALDI and its supply chain actors, such as coffee roasters, traders, and farms.
Together, we are looking forward to improving the adoption and successful execution of ethical and sustainable sourcing practices in coffee supply chains, promoting acceptable working conditions by strengthening the knowledge and capacities of key actors in the supply chain, and supporting the elimination of child labour and forced labour in the coffee sector.