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

2018 Food and Beverage Benchmark Findings Report
Publications
02 October 2018

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

The 2018 List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor
Publications
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
Publications
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
Publications
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,...

Fair Food Program 2015 Annual Report
Publications
10 October 2017

This is the third annual report by the Fair Food Standards Council on the state of the Fair Food Program. It includes an assessment of the Program’s first four years of implementation in the Florida tomato industry as well as...

Transparency Snapshot: A Pilot Benchmark Report
Standards & Codes of ConductPublications
06 October 2017

Today, governments are increasingly taking action by establishing regulations that require companies to disclose information on their approaches to eradicating forced labor from their supply chains, including the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657), and the more recent UK...

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