Independent third-party monitoring by local people
Kumacaya is a new way of delivering truly independent, third-party monitoring and verification of companies’ environmental and social commitments. Kumacaya was set up to help bridge the trust gap that exists between industries and civil society, which has been caused by practices that may at times have negative impact on people and the environment.
We believe that civil society is best placed to provide independent monitoring and verification on the delivery of company commitments, because civil society exists in all the places touched by company supply chains. There is a huge need to promote constructive dialog between companies and civil society that can result in positive changes to supply chains that protect and enhance peoples’ lives and their environment.
Kumacaya can be used as a stand-alone service or as a complement to our Starling satellite verification system.