Analysis of the key problems and challenges faced in diverse value chain sectors in terms of human rights and environmental impacts and the underlying causes, with particular attention to :
- gender and specific rights of women workers and producers
- links between pricing, company buying practices and working conditions.
- ‘emerging trends’ in the industry that are having an impact, e.g, technological developments
(reducing labour needs), precarious work, supplier contracts, price issues (higher costs of
production vs lower market price) and climate change.
- the challenges faced in the transport and logistics part of the chain and other secondary and