Thailand: Chicken sector to boost standards following abuse claims

Author: Oscar Rousseau, Published on: 23 August 2016

22 Aug 2016

…[F]ollowing claims of modern-day slavery…

…Thailand’s Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, the Department of Livestock Development alongside the Thai Broilers Processing Exporters Association (TBA) have signed an agreement to eliminate human rights abuses in the chicken processing sector…

The memorandum of understanding sets out standards to uphold, including: no child labour, no forced labour, no human trafficking and a zero policy on workplace discrimination…

Action that could be taken includes farms having their Good Agricultural Practice certificate revoked. The business could even lose the right to export and sell chicken domestically if the business is found to seriously violate labour laws…

Some of the TBA members who jointly signed up to the agreement include CPF, Betagro, Cargill, BRF, Thai Foods Group and a raft of other international chicken firms with operations in Thailand…

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Related companies: Betagro Group BRF Cargill CP (Charoen Pokphand)