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3 May 2016

Rainforest Foundation & Ethical Consumer Magazine guide ranks companies with palm oil products based on sustainability

Author: Rainforest Foundation UK

"Palm Oil Guide," Apr 2016...

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25 January 2016

Tesco campaign to minimise global food waste launched at World Economic Forum

Author: Terry Slavin, Guardian (UK)

"Tesco CEO heads up global food waste campaign launched at Davos", 21 Jan 2016...

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2 October 2015

"In work but trapped in poverty: A summary of five studies conducted by Oxfam, with updates on progress along the road to a living wage"

Author: Rachel Wilshaw, Sloane Hamilton, Julie Théroux-Séguin & Daisy Gardener, Oxfam

Oxfam believes that access to decent work on a living wage is a fundamental pathway out of poverty, and one of the best ways to counter growing inequality. This summary of recent Oxfam research paints a picture of workers, mostly women, who are...

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2 October 2015

UK: Morrisons announces pay rate in excess of govt.'s National Living Wage

Author: BBC

"Morrisons follows Lidl on staff wage increase", 29 Sept 2015...

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8 September 2015

How Humanity United used "carrots & sticks" to confront forced labour in Thai seafood industry

Author: Sarah Murray, Stanford Social Innovation Review (USA)

"Casting a Tight Net", Fall 2015...

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31 July 2014

Thailand: Costco, Morrisons, Tesco & others join CP Foods-hosted meeting on addressing trafficking & forced labour in supply chain

Author: Annie Kelly, Guardian (UK)

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10 June 2014

Trafficked into slavery on Thai trawlers to catch food for prawns

Author: Kate Hodal & Chris Kelly, Guardian

The Thai fishing industry is built on slavery, with men often beaten, tortured and sometimes killed - all to catch 'trash fish' to feed the cheap farmed prawns sold in the west…[M]any Thai officials not only turn a blind eye to abuse…they are often...

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16 January 2014

Theo: the small chocolate company taking big strides in the DRC

Author: Marc Gunther, The Guardian (UK)

One US chocolate company is pushing industry boundaries by supporting cacao farmers through sustainable sourcing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo…Seattle-based Theo sources cacao beans from war-torn eastern Congo and pays premium prices for...

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1 January 2014

[PDF] Applying the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Author: Clare Titcomb & Colleen Theron, Finance against Trafficking (UK)

The prevention of human trafficking has traditionally been the sole responsibility of States...The private sector was...required to comply with national legislation criminalising active participation in human trafficking but...it had no additional...

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3 June 2013

Asda to give all surplus food to charity in bid to relieve food poverty [UK]

Author: Charlotte Philby & Charlie Cooper, Independent (UK)

Asda [part of Walmart] announced it would donate surplus food from within its supply chain to FareShare, which redistributes it to charities around the UK, providing meals to some of the 5.8 million people it claims are in living in “deep poverty”...

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