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1 January 2014

Sustainability Focus: Child Labour Due Diligence in Labour Intensive Industries

Author: Vigeo

Vigeo identified four sectors (Mining, Food, Tobacco and Specialised Retail) that are more exposed to child labour issues than others due their high labour intensity, complex supply chains and their frequent presence weak governance zones. Vigeo’s...

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2 September 2013

Hershey child labor lawsuit faces meltdown

Author: Oliver Nieburg, Confectionerynews.com (USA)

A case alleging child labor abuses by Hershey in West Africa should be dismissed for lack of evidence, according to a Master’s report in the Court of Chancery in Delaware…[S]hareholder Louisiana Municipal Police Employees’ Retirement System (LAMPERS)...

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1 September 2013

[PDF] Issue 6: Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children - Sep 2013

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The purpose of this e-bulletin is to help keep everyone working in the field of business & children's rights informed about recent key developments and forthcoming initiatives. [Includes contributions in English, French & Spanish from...

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20 June 2013

[PDF] Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children - Issue 5

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Welcome to the fifth issue of the Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children, produced by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. The purpose of this e-bulletin is to help keep everyone working in this field informed about recent key...

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29 May 2013

Innovative Cocoalink Mobile Technology Program Expands To Cote d’Ivoire

Author: Hershey Company

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) announced today that its innovative mobile phone program, CocoaLink, is expanding to Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), which is the world’s largest producer of cocoa. CocoaLink helps farmers grow greater quantities and...

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28 May 2013

Nestlé CRUNCH Bars to be Made from Certified Cocoa

Author: Harry Stevens, TriplePundit

Nestlé announced last week that CRUNCH bars, the company’s 75-year-old flagship brand, will be made entirely from ethically-certified cocoa beans by year’s end. The beans will be certified by UTZ Certified, one of the world’s largest and most...

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12 April 2013

Hershey Should Supply Child-Labor Records, Academics Say

Author: Phil Milford & Dawn McCarty, Bloomberg Businessweek

Hershey Co. should turn over child- labor records for cocoa farms in Ghana and the Ivory Coast as part of an investor suit and to help define U.S. corporations’ legal obligations abroad, two law professors told the judge in a lawsuit over the company...

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12 March 2013

Monitoring mechanisms aim to tackle child labour in the cocoa industry in Ghana & Côte d'Ivoire

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12 March 2013

[PDF] The Child Labor Cocoa Coordinating Group Annual Report 2012

Author: Child Labor Cocoa Coordinating Group

In September 2010, the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, the Government of Ghana, the United States Department of Labor...Senator Tom Harkin, Representative Eliot Engel, and the International Chocolate and Cocoa Industry...joined as partners under the...

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29 January 2013

Book Review: Whole Foods Co-CEO John Mackey's Conscious Capitalism

Author: Christine Bader (Visiting Scholar, Columbia University), Huffington Post blog

Conscious Capitalism speaks some truths that are too often left unsaid. But the book falls prey to the same fatal flaw of other business books and CEO treatises: namely, promotion of an oversimplified framework that ignores the complexities of the...

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