Guides and Reports

TFT No Exploitation resources

TFT No Exploitation resources

TFT is currently developing a range of materials to help eradicate human exploitation from global supply chains.

We see ‘No Exploitation’ as having two core elements: no exploitation of workers, and no exploitation of communities.

Throughout 2016 we will add a number of resources to our website in support of this. These resources are used by our social teams, our members and their suppliers. The resources can be shared through industry to help others working to tackle these issues.

We created the TFT No Exploitation principles as an overarching set of beliefs from which all our resources stem. These principals are informed by universal human, labour and indigenous rights issues

The resources include  guidelines focusing on a specific topic (for example, palm oil guidelines outlining working conditions) and there are factsheets that hone in particular issues raised in the guidelines (for example, child labour). We are also developing supplementary materials to go with many of our factsheets so that people applying the guidelines have working examples of useful templates, such as a ‘no child labour’ policy.

Most of the materials here are created by TFT, though for practical reasons we have also included information on relevant legislation.

These materials will be reviewed again in December 2016.

No Exploitation resources

TFT No Exploitation principles
No Exploitation principles – workers (English | Brazilian Portuguese | Hindi | Bahasa Indonesia | Bahasa Malay | Mandarin)

TFT No Exploitation guidelines
No Exploitation guidelines: Workers in palm oil (English | Brazil Portuguese | Bahasa Indonesia | Bahasa Malay)
No Exploitation guidelines: Workers in stone (EnglishHindi | Mandarin)

TFT No Exploitation factsheets and supplementary material
Child labour factsheet / Child labour supplementary material
Forced and bonded labour factsheet / Forced and bonded labour supplementary material
Health and safety factsheet / Health and safety supplementary material
Employment contracts factsheet / Employment contracts supplementary material
Wages and working hours factsheet / Wages and working hours supplementary material
Harassment and abuse factsheet / Harassment and abuse supplementary material
Access to remedy factsheet / Access to remedy supplementary material
Safe and hygienic accommodation factsheet
Freedom of association and collective bargaining factsheet / Freedom of association and collective bargaining supplementary material
Silicosis factsheet / Silicosis supplementary material
Modern Day Slavery Act factsheet
Blasting factsheet

Related information
About the TFT Responsible Stone Programme (RSP)

Tools for Transformation – palm oil in Malaysia (beta)

Tools for Transformation – palm oil in Malaysia (beta)

What it is: Tools for Transformation is a resource to help palm oil millers and oil palm growers who want to implement responsible practices in their operations. This resource is currently based on our work in Malaysia, and therefore has a Malaysia focus (Indonesia resources coming soon). Designed to be an industry resource, Tools for Transformation brings together a range of resources from TFT and local and international organisations and companies.

Please note – the tools will eventually have their own website but in the meantime are accessed via Google Drive.

User guide: On Google Drive, when you click on a link, a box will appear immediately above or below it. You then need to click the link for the page to open.

This is a living resource with the ability to grow. If you have any questions, feedback or ideas for improvement, please email toolkits@tft-earth.org

Visit Tools for Transformation

High Carbon Stock Approach Toolkit

High Carbon Stock Approach Toolkit

The High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach is a methodology that distinguishes forest areas for protection from degraded lands with low carbon and biodiversity values that may be developed. It puts No Deforestation into practice.

It was developed to help companies implement their commitments to end deforestation in their supply chains. The HCS Approach Toolkit provides guidance for producers on how to identify HCS forests and integrate them with other land-use planning approaches such as High Conservation Value areas, the protection of peatlands, and respect for the rights of indigenous and traditional communities to their lands.

The Toolkit has been developed by the HCS Approach Steering Group, a unique collaboration between major plantation companies with commitments to eliminate deforestation, along with NGOs and TFT.

This includes Golden Agri-Resources, Asia Pulp and Paper, Wilmar International Limited, Greenpeace, Agropalma, WWF, the Forest Peoples Programme, Rainforest Action Network, Unilever. Established in Singapore in 2014, the Steering Group is working to oversee the governance and standardisation of the HCS Approach to achieve a halt to deforestation.

SURE Technology

SURE Technology

TFT helps companies transform the way they source their products. This led us to develop our SURE Technology, with a variety of tools to help companies plan, understand and communicate what’s happening in their supply chains.

The TFT SURE Technology booklet explains how SURE provides the following tools:

  • Due Diligence System for timber legality
  • Supply chain management to identify, link and map all nodes in the supply chain
  • Transparency dashboards, helping companies share progress on conservation commitments
  • Product stories, connecting customers with the origins of the products they are buying

Community Forest Management Handbook

Community Forest Management Handbook

The TFT Community Forests handbook is based on TFT’s seven years of experience working with smallholders to set up group certification systems in remote and diverse settings. It is designed to provide simple and practical solutions to the most common challenges smallholders face when trying to achieve group certification.

The information presented here is general in nature; its implementation should be adjusted according to local conditions. Criticisms and suggestions from readers are welcome, and will be used to improve and adapt this guide to address real-world conditions and experiences.

It is hoped that this book will be useful not only as a guide for NGO’s and forest managers, but also as a topic for further discussions to improve best practices and increase forest dependent communities’ role in sustainably managing the world’s forests.

 

TFT Annual Reports

TFT Annual Reports

TFT annual reports reflect on the work by our staff around the world. This includes how we have grown, in terms of additional staff, new product groups, expansion into new countries. It also shares what we have learnt. It also includes details of the financial year.

 

Legality Guides

Legality Guides

This selection of guides is by the Timber Trade Action Plan (TTAP) and Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade (RAFT). They provide guidance on how to comply with legislative changes for a number of groups, including: timber growers, processors and importers and exporters of wood products in the countries mentioned.

 

TTAP Report on Combating Illegal Logging

TTAP Report on Combating Illegal Logging

The Timber Trade Action Plan (TTAP) was a project which began in 2005 and finished in 2013. Funded by the European Union, and managed by TFT, in partnership with several European Timber Trade Federations, TTAP’s work focused on providing advice and support to European buyers, and their producers, in 10 timber producing and processing countries exporting to Europe from Asia, Africa, and South America.The project has improved conditions for forest workers, and respect and rights for local communities. It has also helped contribute to a shift in attitude towards the responsible management of tropical forests in producer and consumer countries benefitting producers, processors, and buyers. During the course of the project, TTAP has demonstrated that legality verification leads to better resource management, processing efficiency improvements, and improved social norms throughout the supply chain.