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2 March 2013
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Author: Agence de Presse Ivoirienne (API) [Côte d'Ivoire]

...Nestlé Côte d’Ivoire a procédé...dans les locaux de son Centre de Recherche et de Développement, à la présentation officielle du "Manuel du Planteur de Cacao", un outil technique sur les bonnes pratiques agricoles, sociales et environnementales...

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21 November 2012

Ethical sourcing: Business works with NGOs for the common good

Author: Louise Lucas, Financial Times

The growing importance of farming to the likes of Nestlé…or…McDonald’s and Starbucks, is evident in a host of initiatives, from model farms…to deals with farming co-operatives in Africa and Brazil…Farmers receive better training and payments – not to...

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10 September 2012
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Author: Greenpeace México

…En algunas partes, aunque hay cosecha, no se puede usar porque por falta de lluvia las plantas no procesan los fertilizantes sintéticos y se vuelven tóxicas para el consumo. Todo está relacionado al mismo sistema industrial: semillas uniformes, sin...

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Company response
27 August 2012

Archer Daniels Midland response re concerns about impacts of trading activities on small farmers in poor countries

Author: Archer Daniels Midland

At ADM [Archer Daniels Midland], our purpose is to serve vital needs for food and energy. As the world’s populations heads towards 9 billion by 2050, demand for food and energy is growing. We believe that through innovation, investments and...

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3 August 2012

[PDF] Cereal Secrets: The world's largest grain traders and global agriculture

Author: Sophia Murphy, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, David Burch, University of Queensland, Jennifer Clapp, University of Waterloo, for Oxfam

The major traders, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus, collectively known as the ABCD traders, share a significant presence in a range of basic commodities, controlling, for example, as much as 90 per cent of the global...

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7 March 2012

Alleged child labour in supply chain of of Cargill, Barry Callebaut & Archer Daniels Midland

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 14 Feb 2012, Mother Jones published an article by Tom Philpott titled "Bloody Valentine: Child Slavery in Ivory Coast's Cocoa Fields". The article refers to a documentary film "Dark Side of Chocolate" and alleges that child labour is being used in...

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Company response
7 March 2012

Response by Archer Daniels Midland: "Bloody Valentine: Child Slavery in Ivory Coast's Cocoa Fields".

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17 January 2012

Chocolate industry responds

Author: CNN

The Harkin-Engel Protocol, a cocoa industry-wide agreement signed in 2001, was written to put an end to forced child labor in chocolate by 2005. That deadline had to be extended to 2008, and again to 2010. It's now been more than 10 years…CNN asked...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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12 September 2011

ILO and chocolate and cocoa industry forge new partnership to combat child labour in West Africa

Author: International Labour Organization

Eight companies in the chocolate and cocoa industry – ADM, Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Ferrero, The Hershey Company, Kraft Foods, Mars...and Nestlé – have pledged US $2 million to a new Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the International Labour...

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