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20 May 2019

Turkey: Nestle and Ferrero amid allegations of labour abuse towards Syrian refugee hazelnut farmers

On the 28th of April 2019, the New York Times published a  report by David Segal investigating the working conditions of Syrian refugees who perform backbreaking labor on the farms that produce 70 percent of the world’s hazelnuts for confectionery...

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20 May 2019
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Author: Olivier Petitjean, Observatoire des multinationales (France)

« En Turquie, des réfugiés syriens exploités cueillent des noisettes pour Nestlé et Ferrero », 14 mai 2019 ...

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20 May 2019

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7 May 2019

Nigeria: ILO initiates national work plan to eliminate child labour in mining and cocoa supply chains

Author: Alex Enumah, This Day (Nigeria)

"Nigeria, ILO, Others Strategise to Eradicate Child Labour", 6 May 2019....

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30 April 2019
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Author: BMZ auf Entwicklungspolitik Online

Zum Internationalen Tag der Arbeit am 1. Mai hat Entwicklungsminister Gerd Müller (CSU) gemahnt, Arbeitnehmerrechten müsse nicht nur in Deutschland und Europa, sondern weltweit Geltung verschafft werden. Viele unserer täglichen Produkte würden in...

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24 April 2019

USA: Class action lawsuit filed against Nestle for child slavery on cocoa harvest in West African farms

Author: Emily Field, Law360

'"Sustainable' Nestle Cocoa Made With Child Slavery, Suit Says", 22 Apr 2019...

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24 April 2019

USA: Federal Court dismisses lawsuit against Nestle over failure to disclose the alleged child labour in its cocoa supply chain

Author: Nick Brown, Daily Coffee News (USA)

"Court Dismisses Cocoa Supply Chain Labor Non-Disclosure Suit Against Nestlé", 12 March 2019...

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10 April 2019

Chocolate co's & MEPs call for EU due diligence regulation

Author: Fern

Major chocolate companies and MEPs are calling for the EU to pass a due diligence regulation addressing environmental and human rights impacts in commodity supply chains......

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10 April 2019
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Author: La Tribune Afrique (Maroc)

"Mahamadou Issoufou : « La transformation de nos matières premières est la solution à la migration clandestine des Africains »", 9 avril 2019...

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19 March 2019

Interview: Co's will support EU law on due diligence but need assurances on liability, says sustainability & human rights lead for Mondelez

Author: Benjamin Fox, Euractiv.com

Many companies like ours [Mondelez] are already implementing due diligence measures and we want to avoid a patchwork of legislation at national level…it’s important to have a level playing field....

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