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Company Response

13 Apr 2023


Tesco response re forced labour in Spain

A Tesco spokesperson said:

“We are committed to ensuring that workers throughout our supply chain are treated fairly. We are aware of the potential risks surrounding the employment of migrant workers

in Southern Spain and so we work closely with our growers, suppliers and the Spanish ethical trade forums to ensure good standards in our supply chain and to help improve

industry-wide practices. This also allows us to work collaboratively with other retailers in the UK, Spain and across Europe to continue supporting these efforts.

“We have also provided additional funding to the Spanish Ethical Trade Forums (SETF) this year to run an enhanced grievance mechanism project, and are taking part in the ETI’s newly-established Grievance Mechanism in Agriculture working group, which is focusing on the Southern Mediterranean, including the regions named. This work addresses a number of Ethical Consumer’s key concerns around having fit-for-purpose mechanisms which reach workers at farm level.”