We have implemented 14 demonstration projects to highlight the link between responsible labor and competitiveness. The challenges and successes of these projects have been documented in case studies, which are serving as the foundation for our "Executive Education" component in 2010. To access the case studies, click on the projects below.


Child Labor Eradication in Nicaraguan Coffee Production

Child Labor Eradication in Nicaraguan Coffee Production

Goal: Identify national and regional best practices aimed at eradicating child labor in agricultural settings and disseminate them to other companies and organizations.

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Child Labor Eradication in Salvadoran Sugar Production

Child Labor Eradication in Salvadoran Sugar Production

Goal: Analyze the successes and obstacles of the Sugar Association of El Salvador in the fight against child labor and disseminate the lessons learned throughout the region.

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Culture of Responsible Labor in Salvadoran Sugar Production

Culture of Responsible Labor in Salvadoran Sugar Production

Goal: Incorporate responsible labor into Central Izalco’s company culture at all levels of the organization.

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Human Rights and Labor Conditions in Dominican Sugar Production

Human Rights and Labor Conditions in Dominican Sugar Production

Goal: Strengthen Ingenio Cristóbal Colón's capacity to understand and address human rights and labor conditions on its sugar plantations.

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Multi-Sector Dialogue in Dominican Free Trade Zones

Multi-Sector Dialogue in Dominican Free Trade Zones

Goal: Enable the Free Trade Zone Tripartite Commission to effectively work together to address issues facing the Dominican Republic's apparel industry and to develop an industry strategic plan.

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Multi-Sector Dialogue in Guatemalan Banana Production

Multi-Sector Dialogue in Guatemalan Banana Production

Goal: Strengthen company, worker, and union capacity to drive effective multi-sector dialogue in order to improve working conditions on two banana farms of AgroAmérica, S.A.

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Occupational Health and Safety in Costa Rican Coffee Production

Occupational Health and Safety in Costa Rican Coffee Production

Goal: Evaluate and improve the occupational health and safety system of one of Coocafé’s member cooperatives and create a framework for replication in other member cooperatives.

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Occupational Health and Safety in Honduran Apparel Production

Occupational Health and Safety in Honduran Apparel Production

Goal: Improve performance of a Gildan factory by strengthening the occupational health and safety management system, identifying specific opportunities for improvement.

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Occupational Health on Nicaraguan Farms

Occupational Health on Nicaraguan Farms

Goal: Minimize the hazards to local farmers associated with pesticide ingestion through more widespread use of community recycling facilities.

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Responsible Labor in Costa Rican Public Policy

Responsible Labor in Costa Rican Public Policy

Goal: Together with the Costa Rican government, develop a public policy framework incorporating responsible labor standards and practices to enhance the country's competitiveness.

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Responsible Labor in Salvadoran Public Policy

Responsible Labor in Salvadoran Public Policy

Goal: Together with the government of El Salvador, develop a public policy framework incorporating responsible labor standards and practices in order to enhance country competitiveness.

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Responsible Labor Management in Costa Rican Technology Firms

Responsible Labor Management in Costa Rican Technology Firms

Goal: Design a human resources management model based on responsible labor that can be replicated in CAMTIC member companies.

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Responsible Labor Strategy in Honduran Sugar Production

Responsible Labor Strategy in Honduran Sugar Production

Goal: Improve both company competitiveness and working conditions by creating a responsible labor strategy that can then be replicated in other Honduran sugar companies.

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Worker Empowerment in Honduran Banana Production

Worker Empowerment in Honduran Banana Production

Goal: Empower workers at Finca Tropical S.A. to proactively dialogue with management and identify possibilities for productivity improvements.

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