The 10 Unacceptable Practices

The 10 Unacceptable Practices

In addition to the divisions by dimension, Green Trace has a mandatory set of criteria that we have classified as ” The 10 Unacceptable Practices “.

1 - Discrimination

Any form of discrimination based on sex, race, ethnicity, age or religion is prohibited, in accordance with ILO Convention 111;

2 - Combating slavery

Any form of forced labor, involuntary labor, debt bondage, use of forced prison labor or labor resulting from human trafficking is prohibited (ILO Conventions 29 and 105, United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, Protocols on Trafficking and Smuggling);

3 - Freedom of Association

All partners and their collaborators have the freedom to choose to join an association or entity (ILO Conventions 87 and 98);

4 - Child Labor

It is forbidden to hire children under the age of 18, except when they comply with the laws in effect in the country and/or for cases of family succession, provided that the child is duly enrolled and attending school (ILO Conventions 138 and 182);

5 - Remuneration

Workers receive the minimum wage established in the country or region. These minimum wages increase over time as a central strategy for reducing inequality, guaranteeing growth with social inclusion;

6 - Traceability

The entire operation is traceable from the initial purchase to the point of export;

7 - Biodiversity Conservation

Hunting of endangered or “rare” wild species is prohibited on the property, as well as unauthorized collection/capture of flora and fauna;

8 - Deforestation

There is no evidence that forests (natural and/or primary and/or environmental protection areas and/or high conservation value areas designated as protected by national and/or international legislation) have been converted into agricultural production areas and/or are being used for any other non-forestry purpose, causing severe and sustained degradation. This should be considered as a cut-off date, the date that Law No. 12.651 – the New Brazilian Forest Code sanctioned on May 25, 2012;

9 - Banned Products

The use of products banned/prohibited by the Global Coffee Platform’s (GCP) is prohibited, as is the use of products that are not registered for the crop.

10 - Business integrity

Negotiations are carried out in compliance with the country’s legal requirements, in which invoices and other mandatory documents are issued in accordance with current legislation, avoiding any type of fraud.