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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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17 March 2019

Norway's government pension fund announces risk-based divestments; companies invited to respond

Norway's Government Pension Fund Global recently divested its investment from some companies on the basis that they "impose substantial costs on other companies and society as a whole and so are not long-term sustainable."...

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6 March 2019

Norway: Government pension fund divests from companies linked to deforestation

Author: Morgan Erickson-Davis, Mongabay

"Norway divests from plantation companies linked to deforestation," 01 March 2019...

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6 March 2019
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Author: Semana Sostenible

“Cacao, una alternativa contra la deforestación” – 05 de marzo de 2019...

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1 March 2019
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Author: Agro Negocios (Colombia)

“Cargill y los agricultores se unieron contra la deforestación”, 27 de febrero de 2019...

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7 February 2019

UK: Competition law undermines business efforts to tackle low wages in global supply chains, acc. to Fairtrade Foundation research

Author: Fairtrade Foundation

"Competition Law and Sustainability: A study of industry attitudes towards multi-stakeholder collaboration in the UK grocery sector", 29 January 2019...

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1 February 2019

US judge dismisses 2 class action lawsuits against Nestlé & Hershey for failure to disclose child labour practices on their chocolate products’ labels

Author: Tina Bellon, Reuters

"Nestle, Hershey escape class action lawsuit over cocoa sources using child labor", 31 Jan 2019...

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15 January 2019
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Author: abidjan.net (Côte d'Ivoire)

"Un chocolatier ivoirien condamne le fléau des « enfants esclaves » dans les champs de cacao", 15 janvier 2019...

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