The role of multi-stakeholder initiatives in social and human rights

Oxfam engages with multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) to discover how they can further move sectors towards social, economic and environmental sustainability. It has commissioned Aidenvironment to assess the current roles of MSIs on key social and human rights topics and to explore how they can improve their performance on these topics. In addition, this report provides reflections on what Oxfam could do to support MSIs to improve.

This report is divided into two parts. Part A focuses on how GRAISEA’s target MSIs are able to include and create benefits for small-scale producers. These influential GRAISEA target MSIs are: (1) Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO); (2) Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP); (3) Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC); (4) Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative (ASIC).

Part B discusses the current and potential roles of MSIs in general, not only the four GRAISEA targets, on a number of key topics relevant to GRAISEA and Oxfam. These topics include human rights due diligence, gender equality and women empowerment, fair pricing and trading models, digital solutions, landscape management and sector governance.

The report can be read here

Please contact Jan Willem Molenaar for more information.