The RVC thematic pillars
- Binding regulation on corporations
The RVC Collective is involved in advocacy to improve the drafting, implementation, monitoring and awareness-raising of human rights and due diligence laws.
- A fair distribution of value along chains
The RVC Collective develops initiatives to share knowledge and provide empowering tools to workers and producers who are disadvantaged by the current value chain structure and value distribution framework in which they work. It is also involved in advocacy to improve the drafting, implementation, monitoring and awareness-raising of laws relating to unfair trading practices.
- Economic alternatives
The Rethinking Value Chains Collective provides a space to creatively and pragmatically reimagine the economic, governance, and legislative frameworks that shape value chains. The projects of the Collective explore different legal frameworks and models of ownership that can enable enterprise that is redistributive instead of exploitative, ecological instead of extractive.
Cross-cutting focus areas
The active engagement and empowerment of all marginalised groups that may be vulnerable within value chains is essential in the transition to sustainable, fair and resilient value chains. These stakeholders, such as women and marginalised workers, producers and communities along value chains, need to be included in all stages of the Collective’s work, in order to strengthen their social and economic position and advance solutions that address their specific needs.