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8 June 2017

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...

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15 December 2016

Are there human rights abuses in your seafood?

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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15 December 2016

Thailand: Greenpeace's investigation exposes severe labour rights abuses of rogue overseas fishing fleet in animal food export supply chain

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15 December 2016

Turn the Tide

Author: Greenpeace

Greenpeace’s 12-month long investigation exposes the activities of Thailand’s rogue overseas fishing fleets, the companies behind them and their supply chain connections to export markets…In the Saya de Malha Bank, the Thai distant water fleet...

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15 November 2016

UK: Lego ends advertising with Daily Mail after calls for companies to "Stop Funding Hate"

Author: Ben Kentish, Independent (UK)

Lego will stop advertising its products in the Daily Mail, following a public campaign calling on big companies to drop adverts from newspapers accused of promoting “hatred, discrimination and demonisation”, the company has announced. The Danish firm,...

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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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12 February 2016

Dominican Rep.: Supermarkets switch to sustainable bananas, but workers see minimal benefits

Author: Tom Levitt, Guardian (UK)

"Lidl is the latest to switch to sustainable bananas. Will it make a difference?", 6 Feb 2016...

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15 January 2016

Report says supply chain audits fail to detect abuse & preserve the status quo

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24 November 2015

UK: Investigation finds firms split over whether to pay new "national living wage" to workers under 25

Author: Simon Neville, Independent (UK)

Firms will only have to pay the “national living wage” to staff aged 25 or over when it starts in April. Under half of top retailers have so far promised to pay all staff the same rate for the same work, regardless of age. Simon Neville reports on the...

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2 October 2015

"In work but trapped in poverty: A summary of five studies conducted by Oxfam, with updates on progress along the road to a living wage"

Author: Rachel Wilshaw, Sloane Hamilton, Julie Théroux-Séguin & Daisy Gardener, Oxfam

Oxfam believes that access to decent work on a living wage is a fundamental pathway out of poverty, and one of the best ways to counter growing inequality. This summary of recent Oxfam research paints a picture of workers, mostly women, who are...

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