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  • Empowering all supply chain actors to self-asses living wage gaps

    Introducing Salary Matrix V.2 IDH has published an improved version of its Salary Matrix tool with a suite of updates that now enables companies across every sector to measure worker…

    Empowering all supply chain actors to self-asses living wage gaps
  • Investing in Africa

    Major companies say it is time for a new chapter in sustainable trade for Africa. In a letter published today in Het Financieele Dagblad (Dutch newspaper,…

    Investing in Africa
  • La Moraleja latest member of the Sustainable Juice Covenant

    Argentinian lemon producer and processor La Moraleja has joined the Sustainable Juice Covenant. La Moraleja is already working with FSA (Farm Sustainability Assessment) Gold Level across…

    La Moraleja latest member of the Sustainable Juice Covenant
  • 180,000 smallholder farmers provided income security through COVID-19 insurance

    IDH has facilitated and funded COVID-19 insurance to provide income security for 180,000 smallholder cotton and tea farmers in India. The insurance cover will provide a one-time lump sum pay-out…

    180,000 smallholder farmers provided income security through COVID-19 insurance
  • IDH y el departamento de Huila firman alianza para implementar la estrategia Producir, Preservar e Incluir en Colombia

    El director global de Paisajes Sostenibles de la Iniciativa para el Comercio Sostenible (IDH), Daan Wensing, y el gobernador del Departamento de Huila (Colombia), Luis Enrique Dussan, firmaron el día…

    IDH y el departamento de Huila firman alianza para implementar la estrategia Producir, Preservar e Incluir en Colombia
  • Discover the 7 approved Beyond Chocolate projects

      On December 5th, 2019, Beyond Chocolate launched a call for proposals for living income projects in targeted production areas. These projects will test interventions and business…

    Discover the 7 approved Beyond Chocolate projects
  • Redoubling the efforts for a sustainable soy industry

    Our latest European Soy Monitor demonstrates the beginning of progress. Looking at soybean meal consumption in 2018 in Europe, 38% is FEFAC SSG compliant and 19% deforestation-free, the start of…

    Redoubling the efforts for a sustainable soy industry
  • State of Huila (Colombia) signs partnership with IDH to implement Production, Protection and Inclusion strategy

    The Governor of the State of Huila (Colombia), Luis Enrique Dussan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 27 May 2020 with Program Director for Global Landscapes at IDH - the Sustainable Trade Initiative, Daan Wensing, at an online ceremony to formalize their commitment to implement a territorial development strategy based on the principles of production, protection and inclusion (PPI).

    State of Huila (Colombia) signs partnership with IDH to implement Production, Protection and Inclusion strategy
  • IDH e estado de Huila firmam parceria para implementar a estratégia Produzir, Preservar e Incluir na Colômbia

    O diretor global de Paisagens Sustentáveis da Iniciativa para o Comércio Sustentável (IDH), Daan Wensing, e o governador do Estado de Huila (Colômbia), Luis Enrique Dussan, assinaram no dia 27…

    IDH e estado de Huila firmam parceria para implementar a estratégia Produzir, Preservar e Incluir na Colômbia
  • Helping apparel factories to produce personal protective equipment

    Guidance to produce PPE New free platform to list all equipment Connect with suppliers & buyers Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as facial masks, gloves, and gowns, is…

    Helping apparel factories to produce personal protective equipment
  • A recipe for success? Three measures protecting the Cavally forest in West Africa from illegal cocoa farming activities.

    For International Day for Biological Diversity we spoke with Dr. Emmanuelle Normand, Manager of Côte d’Ivoire team at the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (WCF) on the critical work that has…

    A recipe for success? Three measures protecting the Cavally forest in West Africa from illegal cocoa farming activities.
  • Disseminating actions in the apparel industry

    IDH is supporting the apparel sector to alleviate the impact on factory workers and people dependent on the apparel industry, who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. We do…

    Disseminating actions in the apparel industry
  • IDH’s block farming model explained

    In a recently published guide, we look at how IDH’s block farming model is being used to tap into the unfulfilled potential of Nigeria’s cassava industry. We look at what…

    IDH’s block farming model explained
  • Biodiversity makes business sense: International Day for Biological Diversity

    The Leuser ecosystem is one of the only places in the world where orangutans, elephants, tigers, sun bears and rhinos co-exist in the wild. In the buffer zone of the Leuser Ecosystem in Aceh Tamiang, local smallholders and communities are restoring degraded lands by planting fruit trees, vegetables and hardwood trees. This contributes to increased biodiversity while providing alternative income sources for the smallholders.

    Biodiversity makes business sense: International Day for Biological Diversity