Chocolate & cocoa

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3 May 2016

Rainforest Foundation & Ethical Consumer Magazine guide ranks companies with palm oil products based on sustainability

Author: Rainforest Foundation UK

"Palm Oil Guide," Apr 2016...

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18 April 2016
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Author: La Tribune de Genève (Suisse)

« On votera sur les garde-fous de nos multinationales », 17 avril 2016...

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5 April 2016

Nestlé response

Author: Nestlé

We have a fully-fledged human rights due diligence programme in place that is aligned with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This programme helps us assess and address labour and human rights issues – including those raised in...

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4 April 2016

Côte d'Ivoire: Govt. coordinates efforts to end child labour & trafficking on cocoa plantations

Author: Emilie Iob, Voices of America (USA)

"Ivory Coast Fights Child Labour on Cocoa Plantations", 28 Mar 2016...

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30 March 2016
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Author: Gil Sóter, G1/Amigos da Terra – Amazônia Brasileira (Brazil)

“Páscoa na Amazônia mistura chocolate com jambu e açaí Grande produtor de cacau-PA tornou-se o novo terroir de chocolate do país. Ovos com recheio de açaí são embalados em cerâmica marajoara.”, 26 de março de 2016...

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7 March 2016

Women cocoa farmers struggle with less pay, land and training compared with men

Author: Esther Han, Sydney Morning Herald

Women in the cocoa supply chains…are struggling every day with less pay, lack of land and tools, and exclusion from decision-making roles…Mars…Nestle…and Mondelez…was "moving in the right direction", Oxfam says they can do a whole lot more…[S...

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12 February 2016

US Senate votes to close loophole allowing imported goods made with slave labour

Author: Erik Larson, BloombergBusiness (USA)

"Slave-Labor Loophole Closed by U.S. Senate After 8 Decades", 11 Feb. 2016...

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9 February 2016

Sustainable palm oil certifier publishes new standards, but critics fear abuses will continue

Author: Emma Howard, Guardian (UK)

"Critics fear RSPO's stricter palm oil standards will create two-tier system", 9 Feb 2016...

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8 February 2016

Expert warns about false solutions to climate change put forward by companies

Author: Rachel Tansey, Open Democracy UK

"Looking back at the corporate circus inside COP21", 12 Jan 2016...

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3 February 2016
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Author: ComunicaRSE

“Rechazan el pedido de Nestlé para desestimar demanda por trabajo infantil”...

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