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2 Sep 2014

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Business Social Compliance Initiative

Business Social Compliance Initiative expresses “great concern” over charges against Andy Hall, encourages dialogue

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“Thai Pineapple Industry: Time for Cooperation Rather Than Litigation”, 1 Sept. 2014

The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) expresses great concern about civil and criminal charges pressed by Thai-based Natural Fruit Company against activist Andy Hall…Constructive cooperation, support and thus dialogue are…BSCI’s main core values and we believe these should be the principles guiding this case. The actions taken by the Thai producer will only have a negative impact on the country’s industry and consumers’ trust. BSCI acknowledges the essential role NGOs play in ensuring the protection of workers’ rights, and engages regularly with different stakeholders to create synergies and deepen impact. For this reason, BSCI joins the international motion calling on the Thai pineapple industry to drop charges against Mr. Hall and to engage in a constructive dialogue that addresses the accusations raised in the report.

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