Rethinking Value Chains
Putting people & the environment first
Our Collective works towards the creation of a global economic and political system where workers, small farmers and communities have access to the social, economic and environmental resources they require for a decent standard of living. We rethink value chains in order to transform the economy based on principles of solidarity, justice and ecological integrity.
Reflection, Action, CollaborationWhat We Do
Transforming The Global Economy
Our Mission Statement
Founded in 2016 and launched with a conference on the ‘regulation and governance of value chains’, the collective brings together local and international not-for-profit actors and organisations including NGOs, trade unions, small farmer networks, academic institutions and independent research institutions.
Our common goal is to challenge the root causes of the economic exploitation, human rights abuses and environmental degradation that characterise the majority of international value chains.
We have specific expertise in agriculture, textiles, electronics, and extractive industries, and are increasingly working on other key sectors such as the transport, logistics and tertiary services towards a holistic vision of value chains. We understand the detail – but we work to change the big picture.Our Story
Standing for radical change
We work towards a transformation of the global economy structured around principles of solidarity and justice, where workers, small farmers and communities have access to the social, economic and environmental resources they require for a decent standard of living, whilst preserving and regenerating natural ecosystems.