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Workers’ Rights and the Environment

Labor abuses and environmental destruction often go hand in hand. Where workers are exploited and their rights ignored, it’s common to find that environmental regulations are also being violated and the health of local communities and workers put at risk.

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It’s no coincidence that when profits are put over people and the planet, the same dirty industries are some of the worst polluters and the most unsafe for workers. From the extractive, extreme energy companies of mountaintop removal coal mining and tar sands oil production, to the destructive industry of Conflict Palm Oil, RAN supports a just transition for workers and local communities.

When labor rights and the environment are fought for side by side, we not only ensure safer working conditions, we also work to build a future that is just, economically viable and climate-stable.

Learn more about our work on labor rights in the Conflict Palm Oil industry

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