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Thailand: Rights groups propose ways for companies to address modern-day slavery in the Thai fishing industry

“How companies should act to stamp out fishing slavery in Thailand”, 7 July 2014

If modern-day slavery is ever to be eradicated from Thailand’s food sector, companies and supermarkets must set out to make their supply chains more transparent—a move for which there seems to be little appetite, especially among Thai suppliers...Promoting transparency in the supply chain is also a must for any company serious about its obligation under the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights…[The] Southeast Asia researcher and representative of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre…[said]: “It is now time for these brands to present concrete steps…It is also important to look into opportunities to work with national and local governments in encouraging effective policies and improved implementation…[She added that] companies should see the recent developments “as an opportunity to play an important role in finally putting an end to modern slavery.”…[refers to Carrefour, Tesco, Walmart]

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