This report provides information on labor and human rights risks linked to palm oil production in Guatemala. These risks include land grabs and displacement, unethical recruitment and hiring practices, indicators of forced labor, wage and hour violations, child labor, violations of women’s rights, unacceptable living conditions, a lack of grievance mechanisms, and environmental damage. This report also includes recommendations for the Guatemalan government and palm oil producers and buyers on steps that they can take to reduce these risks.
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