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12 May 2020

Honduras: 6,500 workers on Fyffes’ melon plantations report ongoing labour abuses, chemical exposure & union busting; Incl. company responses

In April 2020, International Labor Rights Forum, Fair World Project, and the International Union of Food Workers published a report alleging ongoing labour rights violations faced by 6,500 workers on Fyffes’ melon plantations in Honduras since 2016....

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9 April 2020

USA: Albertsons partners with United Food & Commercial Workers International Union in push to classify employees as first responders

Author: Áine Cain, Hayley Peterson, Business Insider (USA)

A major grocer is pushing to classify its employees as first responders, giving them priority for testing and protective gear, 7 April 2020 ...

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14 January 2020

USA: Private equity firm Cerberus and supermarket Albertsons agree to pay $575M to pension plan, called for by United Food & Commercial Workers Union

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1 February 2018

New database helps co's combat abuse in their seafood supply chains

Author: Clare Leschin-Hoar, National Public Radio

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program [...] is unveiling its first Seafood Slavery Risk Tool on Thursday. It's a database designed to help corporate seafood buyers assess the risk of forced labor, human trafficking and hazardous child labor...

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29 September 2017

Global businesses can achieve social impact, better reputation & increase brand loyalty by including refugees, says report

Author: Cindy Huang et al., Center for Global Development (CGD)

"Global Business and Refugee Crises: A Framework for Sustainable Engagement," September 2017...

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14 December 2015

Thailand: Investigation finds enslaved migrants & children in shrimp processing factories supplying US & European markets

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26 March 2015

Indonesia: Burmese workers in slave-like conditions to catch seafood supplying US businesses

In March 2015 an Associated Press investigation uncovered slavery-like practices in Indonesia’s fisheries, where hundreds of migrant workers, mostly from Myanmar – were kept in cages, forced to work and often beaten and tortured. The fish and seafood ...

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7 December 2014

Mexico: Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables

Author: Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times (USA)

Mexico Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables 08 Dec 14...

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28 March 2012

Chance for NZ to curb slavery at sea [New Zealand]

Author: John-Luke Day of Wynn Williams Lawyers in Press [New Zealand]

[Foreign charter vessels] FCVs are blighted by allegations of abuse. In recent incidents, foreign crews have jumped ship, pleading they could no longer tolerate the emotional, physical and sexual abuse inflicted by the FCV officers. The incidents have...

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1 January 2012

2012 World's Most Ethical Companies

Author: Ethisphere

The World's Most Ethical (WME) Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business "ethically" and translate those words into action. WME honorees not only promote ethical business standards and...

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