Brazil: Repórter Brasil's report "Timber Industry: Modern Slavery and the British Market"is launched; it includes comments from Ipex and Madeireira Ideal, Fibria/Suzano, Bonardi and Tradelink

“Timber Industry: Modern Slavery and the British Market”, March 2019

This report addresses the reality of slave labour in Brazil’s timber industry, stressing its connections with British companies and exports to the United Kingdom. We focus on providing insights into the impact of anti-slavery laws – notably the UK Modern Slavery Act and the so-called “dirty list” of slave labour – in tackling modern slavery in production chains. The investigation does not track specific batches of products, but identifies business relationships between suppliers and buyers…[T]he case studies are based on situations of contemporary slavery found during inspections conducted by Brazil’s Ministry of Labour…[:]…Case 1: M A de Sousa Madeireira…[;]…Case 2: Genaldo Antônio Raimundo da Silva…[;]…Case 3: Madeireira Paricá…[;]…Case 4: Bonardi da Amazônia…[C]ompanies’ responses…[from]…Ipex and Madeireira Ideal…[,]…Fibria/Suzano…[,]…Bonardi…[,]…Tradelink…

[It refers to Santo Antônio Farm - owner Genaldo Antônio Raimundo da Silva]

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Related companies: Bonardi da Amazônia Fibria Suzano Papel e Celulose Tradelink