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19 June 2019

Business model of agricultural traders in Switzerland raises human rights concerns, according to NGO report urging tougher rules

In June 2019, the Swiss NGO Public Eye published a report titled "Agricultural Commodity Traders in Switzerland: Benefitting from Misery?" looking at Switzerland’s role as a global hub of agricultural commodities. According to the report, the...

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1 September 2010

World Vision Australia reports that child labour, trafficking persists in cocoa industry, recommends "sustainability levy", ethical certification of supply chains

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1 September 2010

[PDF] Time to raise the bar: The Real Corporate Social Responsibility for the Hershey Company

Author: Global Exchange, Green America, International Labor Rights Forum, Oasis USA

…[H]alfway across the globe, there is a dark side to Hershey. In West Africa, where Hershey sources much of its cocoa, the scene is one of child labor, trafficking, and forced labor... On September 13, 2010, the Hershey Company released its first ever...

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6 June 2007

[PDF] Hot Chocolate - How Cocoa fuelled the conflict in Côte d’Ivoire

Author: Global Witness

This report – Global Witness’s first report dedicated to the cocoa sector in Côte d’Ivoire – documents how revenues from the cocoa trade have contributed to funding armed conflict and how opportunities for enrichment from cocoa through corruption and...

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23 May 2007

World Cocoa Foundation Partners with USAID to Improve Education in West African Cocoa Communities

Author: World Cocoa Foundation

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) today announced a significant, multi-year partnership to provide greater opportunities and a brighter future for young people living on cocoa farms in Ghana and the Ivory Coast... Through teacher training, and...

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1 July 2006

Business & human rights in Colombia: report by IBLF with UN Global Compact & Ideas Para la Paz

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1 July 2006
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Author: Lucy Amis, Adrian Hodges, Neil Jeffery, Intl. Business Leaders Forum, en asociación con Fundación Ideas para la Paz y Pacto Global de las Naciones Unidas

[se refiere a Ecopetrol, Carrefour, Interconexión Eléctrica, TPL, Merilectrica, Banco Caja Social, Colmena, Colmena Fiduciaria, Colmena Capitalizadora, Deco y Matco, Cales y Cementos de Toluviejo (Tolcemento), La 14, Merck, Microsoft, Nestlé, Nike,...

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1 July 2006

[PDF] full report: "Development, Peace and Human Rights in Colombia: A Business Agenda"

Author: Lucy Amis, Adrian Hodges, Neil Jeffery, Intl. Business Leaders Forum, in association with Fundación Ideas para la Paz, UN Global Compact

[refers to Ecopetrol, Carrefour, Interconexión Eléctrica, TPL, Merilectrica, Banco Caja Social, Colmena, Colmena Fiduciaria, Colmena Capitalizadora, Deco y Matco, Cales y Cementos de Toluviejo (Tolcemento), La 14, Merck, Microsoft, Nestlé, Nike,...

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1 January 2006

[PDF] full report: "Paraquat: unacceptable health risks for users"

Author: Richard Isenring, for Pesticide Action Network, Berne Declaration

...the pesticide causes daily suffering to an extremely large number of farmers and workers. Problems resulting from paraquat exposure are found around the world: from the United States to Japan and from Costa Rica to Malaysia. The injuries suffered...

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8 December 2005

Berne Declaration & Pesticide Action Network report details "continuous poisoning of countless workers and farmers" by Syngenta's paraquat - call for ban

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