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12 Apr 2017


Outreach to food & beverage companies on forced labour risks in sugar sourcing

KnowTheChain's food & beverage sector benchmark found that a number of companies are tracing their sugar supply chain. Yet information on how companies assess and address forced labour risks in commodities such as sugar cane, where forced labour risks are high, is limited. In order to understand how companies’ headquarter level policies and processes are implemented in lower tiers of the supply chain, and how companies are addressing forced labour risks related to specific commodities, KnowTheChain is reaching out to ten of the companies it benchmarked last year in three sub-sectors sectors where sugar cane is a key commodity: beverage companies, chocolate and confectionary manufacturers, and sugar producers...