Business at the expense of human rights and the environment
In a new study, Bread for all and Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund criticize the activities of Glencore in the Democratic Republic of Congo: The Swiss commodities group buys copper from middlemen, which has been mined under very precarious conditions, including by children. Moreover, Glencore engages in tax avoidance, violates labour rights and causes massive environmental damage. This is shown in a study published today by the two organisations.
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Workshops on climate change from Bread for all reach high marks
For some time now Bread for all has added the topic “climate” to its strategic and practical work. Especially the workshops on climate change are a success. They help small farmers to deal with droughts, inundations and changes in weather pattern and to adapt to other impacts of climate change. These are the results of an assessment commissioned jointly by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC and Bread for all.
Without land, no bread
This year's lenten campaign, jointly created by Bread for all and the Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund, focuses on land grabbing. International investors obtain or lease large areas of land. This has devastating effects for the local population. More »
Can Biofuels be sustainally produced? We believe not!
In February 2013, Addax Bioenergy received the Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) certification for its biofuel project in Sierra Leone. SINORF and Bread for all are very much concerned about this decision. They strongly argue that the RSB fails to assess the social and human rights impacts of the project.