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UK retailers announce package of support to drive responsible recruitment of workers in global supply chains
Author: Responsible Recruitment Toolkit
"PRESS RELEASE: Retailers unite in mission to drive the responsible recruitment of workers in global supply chains", 25 February 2020...
Thailand: Intl. seafood buyers urge govt. to stay strong in transition towards ethical & sustainable fishing sector
Global retailers and buyers sourcing seafood from Thailand have called on the government to safeguard major reforms in the fishing industry amidst fears of back-tracking. Signatories of an open letter to the Thai government, which include Aldi, Lidl,...
Calls for major reforms to UK Modern Slavery Act & mandatory due diligence growing, Ethical Corporation reports
Author: Katherine Steiner-Dicks, Ethical Corporation
"‘We know most global companies have modern slavery in their supply chains’", 6 Aug 2019...
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Charity & police break up UK's largest modern slavery ring; victims worked in farms allegedly supplying UK retailers & supermarkets
In July 2019, the largest-ever modern slavery ring uncovered in the UK has been broken up following a three-year investigation into its activities. Investigators found some of its 400 victims worked for as little as 50p a day, working on farms, rubbish...
Chile: UK supermarkets linked to avocados sourced from regions where water rights abuses occur; incl. co comments
Author: Alice Facchini and Sandra Laville, The Guardian
Major UK supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose, Aldi and Lidl source avocados from Chile’s largest avocado-producing province, Petorca, where water rights have been violated......
Businesses join initiative to address forced labour in fruit & wine producing countries in south Africa
Author: Stronger Together (UK)
"Prominent businesses join programme to address forced labour in the fruit and wine producing countries in South Africa"...
Paper finds severe labour exploitation in Spanish & Italian agricultural supply chains; reflects on potential action co's can take
Author: Cecilia Barral Diego & Lisa Szeponik, Loening - Human Rights & Responsible Business
Germany is the main market destination for Spanish and Italian exportations in the processed food market, with a particular focus on the fruit and vegetable sector. In crop year 2016/2017, Germany bought from Spain almost 2.0 billion kilograms of...
Supermarkets refuse to share plastic footprint, says Guardian amid growing health concerns over plastic found in tap water
Author: Sandra Laville and Matthew Taylor, The Guardian (UK)
As concern over the scale of unnecessary plastic waste grows, the Guardian asked Britain’s eight leading supermarkets to explain how much plastic packaging they sell to consumers and whether they would commit to a plastic-free aisle in their stores....
Brazil/UK: JBS supplied beef to UK retailers from Brazilian farm being investigated for forced labour; comments from Waitrose, NHS, Marks & Spencer, Co-Op, Sainsbury’s, Lidl and Princes
Author: Anna Sophie Gross, Ana Aranha, Piero Locatelli & André Campos, The Guardian (UK) and Repórter Brasil (Brazil)
"Waitrose pulls its corned beef off shelves after Guardian reveals alleged slavery links-Documents show JBS, which supplies beef to retailers including Waitrose, previously bought cattle from Brazilian farm now being investigated for labour abuse", 6...
Author: Anchalee Pipattanawattanakul, Greenpeace
Migrant workers from Cambodia and Myanmar are being used as forced labour in the Thai fishing industry. Using tricks of deception, non-binding verbal agreements and induced debt, these workers catch fish both for human consumption and the pet food...
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