The SUPPLY CHA!NGE Project Brochure
Everything you need to know about the SUPPLY CHA!NGE project summarized in one brochure
The 16-pages long document informs you about the power of European supermarkets and how they abuse it, the truth behind some of our most popular foods, and finally, it brings you up to speed on what we can do to hold transnational companies accountable. Enjoy the read!
The SUPPLY CHA!NGE Project Flyer
In this leaflet all basic information on the SUPPLY CHA!NGE project is summarized. You can order hard copies of this document at CIR e.V. in Germany.
The FOOD VISION Postcard Book
Twenty of the most interesting contributions to the FOOD VISION photo competition are gathered in this catalogue. Every page can be partitioned off and used as a standard postcard, to further spread the word about the petition. The catalogue can be ordered at CIR e.V. in Germany.
Palm Oil - Environmental Destruction, Stolen Land
A delegation from GLOBAL2000 and Südwind went to Indonesia during the summer of 2016 in order to investigate the palm oil supply chain. The result is a report that offers a summary of background information about palm oil and its problematic.
How and where is it grown? What makes palm oil different from other vegetable oils? How much of it is used in what products, and why? What are the consequences for the local people and the natural environment – and what are the possible solutions, from boycotts to certification?In order to offer a tangible insight into the topic from the consumer perspective, we’ve also had a look at the palm oil situation on our own shelves back home. We picked out a product that’s quite innocent in itself – cookies – and investigated how many types of biscuit actually contain palm oil, and whether those that do use certified palm oil.
Increasingly popular sustainability certification schemes like Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade or UTZ Certified aim to improve the working conditions of workers on farms in developing countries. The study 'Goodness Guaranteed?', conducted by SUPPLY CHA!NGE partner SOMO, shows that workplace conditions are generally better at certified companies than at non-certified companies, but that many farm workers are still confronted with a variety of workers and human rights issues.
Squeeze out (Orange Juice)
The study SQUEEZE OUT draws a transparent picture of the entire European orange juice supply chain, from the cultivation of the oranges to the marketing of the juice. Research findings in Brazil and Europe shed light on something that food retailers are all too happy to cover up: dependence and exploitation of workers on plantations and in factories, as well as environmental destruction, in particular through massive use of pesticides.
This publication is based on reasearch conducted in Brazil and European Countries in 2013 and 2015 by CIR e.V., Global2000 and VER.DI.
The Law of the Jungle (Palm Oil)
This study by SUPPLY CHA!NGE partner organisation Finnwatch investigates and documents the abuse of migrant workers in Malaysian palm oil production, including widespread forced labor and human trafficking.
Out of a Ditch, into a Pond (Pineapple)
This 2014 publication of SUPPLY CHA!NGE partner Finnwatch documents serious human and labour rights violations in Thai pineapple production.
Bittersweet (Sugar Cane)
Published in December 2015, 'Bittersweet' investigates sustainability issues in European Sugar Cane supply chains. The study indicates that sustainability issues ins Sugar Cane production are widespread. Sugar using companies, however, hardly ever ask for the origin of sugar according to one of Europe’s largest sugar refiners.