Position paper on European Regulatory Framework

After decades of relying on voluntary sustainability initiatives, supply chains are still troubled by deforestation, unsustainable practices, and poor livelihoods for farmers and workers. Solidaridad now says it is time to get serious about mandatory rules.

A new paper published by Solidaridad aims to fuel the debate on introducing regulation at EU level that would require intergovernmental partnerships, measures to support farmers in the Global South, and mandatory due diligence from businesses. These would not replace voluntary initiatives, but would instead complement them with a compulsory approach.

You can read and download the position paper below.

Soy farmers in Mozambique. © Solidaridad / Michel Boulogne

Position paper: Changing gear; Accelerating inclusive and sustainable production through a new European regulatory framework