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Communities benefiting from business development

Communities benefiting from business development

Thriving communities

Indigenous and farming communities are groups of people with roots in a given area, be it historical, cultural and, of course, economical. These groups develop a strong sense of belonging not only to each other but to the land they call home. When community land undergoes a change in the way it is owned and utilised, it can lead to serious conflicts.

These groups develop a strong sense of belonging not only to each other but to the land they call home. When community land undergoes a change in the way it is owned and utilised, it can lead to serious conflicts.

Specifically, companies coming in to develop a commercial operation do not always understand the complexities of land tenure and how that can differ from country to country. Too often, communities are not compensated, consulted, or even warned about the coming development, which can lead to struggle and suffering for all involved. The solution can’t be to stop all development. However, it must start with engagement and dialogue. Forging positive relationships with communities is not just good for commercial operations, it is essential to build mutual respect and safeguard fundamental rights.

Factos

There are 370 million people who identify themselves as indigenous people.
It’s estimated that indigenous territories contain 80% of the planet’s biodiversity.
Land conflict remains a problem with 70 people killed in Brazil in 2017 alone.

Our work

Respecting the rights and lands of communities is an element we infuse in all our work, both on the ground and in board rooms. We encourage strong commitments and provide tools and know-how, namely in the form of the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) approach. It is also why we launched the Centre of Social Excellence, an educational program committed to transform development conflict into collaboration and opportunity.

Our programmes linked to communities

Centre of Social Excellence –
Do conflito à colaboração
Respect –
Tratar todos os trabalhadores de forma igualitária e humana
Rurality –
Colocar os agricultores no coração da sociedade

Notícias e Histórias

31/7/2019

How Nestlé and Grupo Palmas are working towards responsible growth in the palm oil industry in Peru

27/5/2019

A review of the company's efforts to protect forests and people in its supply chain

23/5/2019

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