hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

You are being redirected to the story the piece of content is found in so you can read it in context. Please click the following link if you are not automatically redirected within a couple seconds:
en/thailand-guardian-report-details-abuse-in-fishing-industry-names-global-brands-in-supply-chain#c101015

Carrefour suspends prawn orders from CP Foods

Author: Fish Information & Services, Published on: 12 June 2014

Carrefour has decided to suspend its direct or indirect purchases from Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) due to reports of likely connections with slave labour. The retailer explained this is a precautionary measure taken "until the issue is clarified." The French retailer's decision is based on journalistic research carried out by The Guardian newspaper, which showed that there was slave labour in the prawn supply chain in Thailand. Carrefour sources explained that, as it has done regularly, a social audit of the company's processing plant was carried out in July 2013, and it had revealed nothing abnormal at that time... Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) welcomed the announcement by the retail giant and informed that as a further step Belgian supermarket chain Colruyt would be returning all remaining stocks of CP Foods products... [Environmental Justice Foundation's] Executive Director considers this decision should urge all companies selling Thai seafood to take similar action and carry out rigorous, independent audits of their entire supply chain, no matter who their suppliers are...Besides, he encouraged consumers to take the opportunity to demand their retailers take strong and meaningful action to eradicate slavery from their supply chains.

Read the full post here

Related companies: Carrefour