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20 Jan 2016

Nicole Winfield, AP

Vatican commits to ensuring its supply chains don't use forced labour

"Vatican commits to slavery-proofing its own supply chains", 19 Jan 2016

The Vatican says it will ensure that its supply chains don't use forced labor after a forum of some of the world's biggest supermarket chains and food manufacturers announced new efforts to slave-proof their own supply chains...During the Sunday gathering, representatives of the France-based Consumer Goods Forum, which has 400 supermarket chains and consumer goods corporations as members, announced that it had recently passed a resolution to "strive to eradicate forced labor from our value chains."...Members of the forum include supermarket chain Carrefour and foodmakers Barilla, Campbell's, Nestle, Hershey's and Bumble Bee. It wasn't immediately clear if the forum's internal resolutions are binding on members, though membership can be terminated...