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17 January 2018

Supermarkets refuse to share plastic footprint, says Guardian amid growing health concerns over plastic found in tap water

Author: Sandra Laville and Matthew Taylor, The Guardian (UK)

As concern over the scale of unnecessary plastic waste grows, the Guardian asked Britain’s eight leading supermarkets to explain how much plastic packaging they sell to consumers and whether they would commit to a plastic-free aisle in their stores....

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24 April 2017

NGO coalition urges 72 clothing companies to commit to supply chain transparency pledge

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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 working...

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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)

“Supermarket giants in Thailand for prawn slavery talks”, 30 July 2014 UK and US supermarket groups are meeting in Thailand…to create a taskforce to tackle trafficking and forced labour in the shrimp feed industry…The three-day meeting will be hosted ...

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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 them...

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