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12 Sep 2016

Undercurrent News

Thailand: Mars commits investments to fight labour abuse in supply chain

Food giant Mars has announced a plan to eliminate labor rights abuses from its supply chain, especially for tuna sourcing in Thailand.

The firm has come under pressure from NGO Greenpeace, after the latter found out it sourced tuna from Thai Union Group for its cat food brands.

Mars has now issued an action plan -- which you can read in full here -- in an effort to clean up its supply chain.

"Mars Petcare sources fish in [Southeast Asia] – mainly in Thailand – and we run a risk of finding human rights issues in our fishery supply chains there," it accepted.

"Therefore, we are taking immediate steps to understand and seek to prevent the issue within our extended supply chain. Millions of people rely on the fishery industry, and we want to be a part of the solution to the human rights and environmental challenges it is currently facing."…