Food & Beverage - Processing & Packaging

Food processing in industrialised countries has been identified by the ILO as an industry in which cases of debt bondage involving migrant workers have been documented, involving coercive recruitment and employment practices.

Image: Fruit processing plant in Chincha, south of Lima by agroindustria-7161, posted on flickr, licensed under CC BY 2.0

Tracking Progress: Assessing Business Responses to Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in the Thai Seafood Industry
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03 December 2019

Thailand is the fourth-largest exporter of seafood globally. For over a decade, labour abuse, particularly of migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia, and Lao PDR, has been widely documented within the Thai seafood industry. Media exposés linking forced labour and trafficking...

Modern Slavery in Pacific Supply Chains of Canned Tuna
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01 June 2019

Between November 2018 and January 2019, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited 35 canned tuna companies and supermarkets – representing 80 of the world’s largest retail canned tuna brands – to answer a survey on their approach to human rights challenges,...

2018 Food and Beverage Benchmark Findings Report
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02 October 2018

Executive Summary The risk of forced labour is pervasive across today’s food and beverage supply chains: from tea pickers on tea estates to crew members on fishing vessels and labourers on cattle and poultry ranches, cocoa farms, and rice mills....

The 2018 List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor
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20 September 2018

Purpose of this Report The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has produced this eighth edition of the List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor in accordance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPRA), as amended. The TVPRA...

Ripe for Change: Ending Human Suffering in Supermarket Supply Chains report
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20 June 2018

Millions of people around the world who farm, fish, and process the food in our stores are working extremely long hours, toiling in unsafe conditions, and earning only poverty wages. The report and its accompanying methodology note launch Oxfam’s new...

The Fair Food Program 2017 Annual Report
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17 April 2018

This is the fourth report of the Fair Food Standards Council on the state of the Fair Food Program. It provides the most recent results and analysis from Seasons 5 and 6 of the Program’s implementation. However, unlike past reports,...

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