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Morrisons' response

... We have been engaged with Oxfam since the commencement of their Behind the Barcodes campaign and have already made progress in a number of areas ... This resulted in Morrisons being acknowledged in this year's report as being one of three supermarkets who "committed to doing far more than others to ensure respect for workers’ rights in their supply chains". We are also in discussion with the Oxfam team on the development of a long term plan to implement their wider recommendations for retailers.

Oxfam's investigations into conditions in tea and tropical fruit supply chains highlight the significant issues and challenges faced by some agricultural workers on a daily basis. We do not source from the farms mentioned in the Brazil research, and no specific plantations are identified in Assam, meaning we cannot ascertain whether our tea supply chain is directly impacted. However, we are actively engaged with all our suppliers of these products to ensure that adequate due diligence is undertaken to identify risk, and action is taken to protect workers where required...

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Oxfam reveals poverty pay, harsh working conditions & gender discrimination in intl. supermarkets' food supply chains; Includes company responses

Les supermarchés internationaux manquent de vigilance quant aux conditions de travail dans leurs chaînes d'approvisionnement, selon Oxfam