The Rainforest Alliance is an international organization providing certifications for sustainability in forestry, agriculture and tourism. In 1989, the Rainforest Alliance launched the world’s first sustainable forestry certification program to encourage environmentally and socially responsible management of forests, tree farms, and forest resources.
MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an independent, non-profit organization which sets a standard for sustainable fishing. MSC’s product label aims to highlight sustainable fishing practices that minimize harm to other sea-life. certifies sustainable fishing practices. The Marine Stewardship Council was founded by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), an international organization focusing on wildlife preservation, and Unilever, a multinational consumer goods company.
Demand regulation and transparency of:
-> Sustainable labels and standards
-> Commercial fishing industry
-> Consumer Goods companies
Support organizations who are doing it right.
-> The Rainforest Alliance has faced criticism for allowing its certification seal to be used on the packaging if just 30% of one ingredient had been bought from certified sources.
-> In 2014, Water and Sanitation Health (WASH) filed a lawsuit against the Rainforest Alliance alleging that its certified Chiquita banana suppliers were “contaminating drinking water with fertilizers and fungicides and have air-dropped pesticides perilously close to schools and homes” in Guatemala