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Reality Check

Reality Check
January 2016 I. Hartlief, Naujoks, J.

This report is a guidance for research in order to assess the impact of the activities of multinational corporations through a 'gender lens'.

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Bittersweet

Bittersweet
December 2015 S. van der Wal, M. Theuws, Vincent Kiezebrink

This report provides an overview of different sustainability issues in the production of sugar cane globally. Based on new field research the report expands on working conditions and land conflict in Malawi’s sugar industry.

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Reconquering and dispossession in the Altillanura

Reconquering and dispossession in the Altillanura
November 2015 M. van Dorp, K.D.M Kuijpers, Yamile Salinas Abdala, Paula Álvarez Roa

SOMO and INDEPAZ investigated the activities of the Spanish-Italian palm oil company Poligrow in Colombia. The research shows the many adverse impacts of the company, mainly related to land rights, community engagement, transparency, tax and the environment, and shows how Poligrow aggravates unequal land redistribution, the root cause of the Colombian conflict.

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Chicken Run

Chicken Run
September 2015 T. Steinweg

This report examines the business strategies of MHP and how these have been shaped by IFIs and the EU. Using a business strategy frame, it concludes that the negative consequences are caused by the scale and expansion and that the Netherlands has been instrumental in growing the company.

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Goodness Guaranteed

Goodness Guaranteed
May 2015 S. van der Wal, F. Scheele

Through field study in Kenya (tea, flowers) and in Indonesia (tea, coffee) and though extensive literature study, 14 sustainability certifications were studied on their impact on labour conditions of farm workers in the Global South.

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