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15 Mar 2019

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Summary of outreach to Brazilian beef and timber companies on forced labour

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"Summary of outreach to Brazilian beef and timber companies on forced labour", March 2019

In October 2018, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre approached 9 Brazilian timber and beef companies...[[BRF, JBS Global, Marfrig, Minerva, Fibria Celulose, Klabin, Tradelink Madeiras, Grupo Tramontina, o Grupo Sudati, Suzano Papel e Celulose]...with a questionnaire on their action to prevent forced labour in their supply chains. Seven companies responded representing a response rate of 77% (the Resource Centre’s Global Response Rate is around 75%). These companies were chosen because they are large timber or beef companies with exports to the UK. Full responses are available in Portuguese here...About this project The University of Nottingham, BRICS Policy Centre, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Reporter Brasil and Core Coalition, with the support of the British Academy, have conducted research on the beef and timber supply chains in Brazil in 2018. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre was responsible for outreach to Brazilian companies in such supply chains, inviting them to respond to a questionnaire on due diligence and labour issues...