Chocolate & cocoa

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15 August 2018

Dutch Banking Sector Agreement partners publish first annual report; incl. analysis of cocoa supply chain

Author: Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands

"Dutch Banking Sector Agreement partners publish annual report with new analysis of cocoa sector", 9 August 2018...

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1 August 2018
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Author: Brice R. Mbodiam, Agence Ecofin (Suisse)

"Des artisans français lancent le label «Destination chocolatiers engagés», en faveur des cacaoculteurs camerounais", 27 juillet 2018...

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16 July 2018

EU urged to set mandatory standards for companies to tackle child labor, deforestation in coffee & cocoa sectors

Author: Julia Echikson & Ana Ionova, Reuters

"EU urged to draft law on child labor, deforestation in coffee and cocoa", 11 July 2018...

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27 June 2018
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Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Zwangsarbeit, Kinderarbeit, Diskriminierung, Hungerlöhne, unsichere Arbeitsbedingungen, Drohungen und andere Menschenrechtsverletzungen in den globalen Lieferketten von Unternehmen sind ausführlich dokumentiert... Lieferketten sind komplex,...

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26 June 2018

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: The use of consumer protection laws for corporate accountability

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20 June 2018

Hershey lawsuit (re child labour in Côte d’Ivoire)

In 2015 and 2018, American consumers filed two separate class action lawsuits against The Hershey Company (Hershey’s), in California and Massachusetts U.S. district courts respectively. The claimants allege that the company is violating these states’ ...

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11 June 2018

Africa: Mars has no legal duty to disclose information about possible forced child labor on its product labels, rules court

Author: Bob Egelko, mrt.com (Etats-Unis)

"Mars bars don’t need possible slave labor warning on wrapper, court rules", 6 June 2018...

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5 June 2018

USA: Court dismisses lawsuit against Mars over failure to disclose alleged use of child labour on its product labels

Author: Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News (USA)

"Ninth Circuit Sides With Mars in Slave Labor Dispute", 4 June 2018...

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22 May 2018
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Author: Agence Ecofin (Suisse)

"Les trois pays africains qui exportent 70% du cacao mondial bénéficient seulement de 3% des revenus", 18 mai 2018...

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9 April 2018
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Author: Agence Ecofin (Suisse)

"Déforestation liée au cacao : bilan d’étape des engagements des compagnies et des gouvernements ghanéen et ivoirien (interview)", 6 avril 2018...

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