Rachelle Jackson

Director, Sustainability & Innovation
Los Angeles, USA

Rachelle Jackson has over two decades experience working on labor, human rights and traceability issues in global supply chains. In this time, she has worked in over 80 countries and conducted more than 2,000 compliance assessments across a range of industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, food processing and extractives. Ms. Jackson has worked with Fortune 500 companies and industry initiatives on such issues as CSR policy development, code of conduct implementation and monitoring protocols. She has led field studies focusing on child labor and forced labor in agriculture in Latin America, Africa and Asia as well as projects examining migrant worker vulnerabilities in the Caribbean, Asia and Mid-East. Ms. Jackson has participated in training with the IFC Labor Academy and carried out due diligence social assessments on IFC projects in Latin America and the Caribbean against the IFC Performance Standards. She has also carried out land rights investigations in South East Asia and conducted human rights impact assessments at the country level and commodity level in over a dozen countries. Ms. Jackson served on the USDA Consultative Group to Eliminate Child Labor and Forced Labor on Imported Agricultural Products. She was a member of the United Nations Global Compact Advisory Group on Supply Chain Sustainability and the Outdoor Industry Association’s Down Traceability Task force. She has conducted over 30 corporate trainings, vendor seminars and supplier trainings in more than 10 countries covering issues such as human trafficking, social auditing and code compliance. She has been a featured speaker on social compliance and human rights at conferences in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia. She has published numerous articles and contributed to book compilations on supply chain labor standards and social compliance. She has an MA in CSR, Social Auditing and Accountability from the Universitat de Barcelona. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

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