Headquarters in Australia
Coles Group was an Australian public company that operated numerous retail chains.
Australia: Supermarkets Coles & Woolworths pressured over alleged exploitation in labour supply chains
Author: Mahalia Dobson & Rhiannon Tuffield, ABC
"Coles and Woolworths urged to boycott suppliers linked to the exploitation of migrant workers", 3 May 2019...
Australia: Ethical Fashion Report grades 130 companies based on efforts to mitigate forced labour, child labour & exploitation in supply chains
Baptist World Aid Australia has released its 2019 Ethical Fashion Report, which sheds light on what the industry and individual companies are doing to address forced labour, child labour and exploitation....
Author: ABC News online
"Woolworths contractors underpaying cleaners in 'serious exploitation' across Tasmania, inquiry finds", 14 February 2018...
Australia: Undercover investigation finds illegal foreign workers exploited on farm supplying to Coles & Woolworths
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Author: Sarah Danckert, Sydney Morning Herald
"Woolworths trolley collectors to receive back pay", 11 October 2017...
Australia: Migrant & refugee farm workers plan strike action against Perfection Fresh for better pay & work conditions
Author: Ben Schneiders, The Age (Melbourne)
"Migrant farm workers take on one of Australia's richest families, the Smorgons", 29 July 2017...
Author: Anchalee Pipattanawattanakul, Greenpeace
Migrant workers from Cambodia and Myanmar are being used as forced labour in the Thai fishing industry. Using tricks of deception, non-binding verbal agreements and induced debt, these workers catch fish both for human consumption and the pet food...
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- Related companies: Carrefour Coles Group Costco Kroger Nestlé Ocado Sainsbury's Tesco Waitrose (part of John Lewis Partnership) Walmart Woolworths Group
Thailand: Greenpeace's investigation exposes severe labour rights abuses of rogue overseas fishing fleet in animal food export supply chain