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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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- Related companies: Barry Callebaut Mars Mondelēz International
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....
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."...
Author: Morgan Erickson-Davis, Mongabay
"Norway divests from plantation companies linked to deforestation," 01 March 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...
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...
- Related stories: Hershey lawsuit (re child labour in Côte d’Ivoire)
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- Related companies: Hershey Nestlé