Weekly Update 24 January: USA: Supermarkets linked to child labour following audit failures
Our rundown of this week's top stories and breaking news about business & human rights. Includes company responses, the latest jobs, and events announcements.
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The board of US ice cream company Ben & Jerry's has become the first multinational company to call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, citing ‘peace as a core value’ of the brand. The Board's chair emphasised the call for action aligned with the company's prior advocacy on global issues. The company previously attempted to halt sales of Ben & Jerry's ice cream to the occupied West Bank in opposition to Israeli illegal settlements, which sparked tensions with parent company Unilever.