Forced labour & modern slavery


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17 September 2018

UK: Member co's of the Sustainable Seafood Coalition recognise risk of modern slavery & social responsibility in supply chains

Author: Undercurrent News

"UK coalition recognizes risk of slavery in supply chains", 14 September 2018...

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16 September 2018

Australia: MS Bill 2018 debated in Parliament; changes proposed to introduce financial penalties & independent anti-slavery commissioner

Author: Australian Associated Press, SBS News

"Modern slavery laws need fines, Labor says" 13 September 2018...

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16 September 2018

New Zealand: Conscious consumerism is still not mainstream despite risks of labour exploitation & pollution

Author: Aimee Shaw, NZ Herald

"Kiwis' 'fast fashion' shopping habits not budging fast enough", 11 September 2018...

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13 September 2018

Shiva Foundation launches toolkit for combating modern slavery in the hospitality sector

Author: Considerate Hoteliers

"Shiva Foundation launches online toolkit for the hotel industry", 12 September 2018...

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11 September 2018

Business leaders call on peers to join forces to end forced labour

...The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), in alignment with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and supported by the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), stand united in our commitment to...

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8 September 2018

Myanmar's bloodstained jade mining industry is built on drug addiction, slave labour & environmental destruction

Author: Pearl Forss, Channel News Asia

"Blood jades: The dark side of Myanmar's trade with China" 8 September 2018...

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5 September 2018

Australia: Civil society and business leaders express strong support for Modern Slavery Bill 2018 in open letter to Prime Minister

In an open letter to the Prime Minister, leaders of civil society, business, investors, academics and faith-based organisations have expressed their support for the Modern Slavery Bill 2018, acknowledging the goodwill, time and effort contributed by...

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5 September 2018

EU: Agency for Fundamental Rights report calls for workplace inspections to be strengthened to better protect migrant workers from exploitation

In their latest report, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights looks at labour exploitation of migrant workers in the EU. It sees workplace inspections as one way to to combat abuse and empower workers to report abuse, however finds that at...

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5 September 2018

Renewable Energy Risking Rights & Returns: An analysis of solar, bioenergy & geothermal sectors

This briefing analyses 59 solar, bioenergy and geothermal companies' human rights policies and practices on five key areas: human rights commitment, community consultations, grievance mechanisms, labour rights and supply chain monitoring. It includes ...

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4 September 2018

Brazil: Conectas & union ADERE-MG file OECD complaint accusing 6 companies of forced labour in their supply chains

On 21 August, Conectas and ADERE-MG filed a complaint to to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development accusing Nestlé, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts and Illy of failing to ensure that their coffee is sourc...

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