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

Ripe for Change: Ending Human Suffering in Supermarket Supply Chains report
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...

Fair Food Program 2015 Annual Report
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...

Food and Beverage Benchmark Findings Report
10 October 2017

The food and beverage industry is an at-risk sector. Forced labor occurs both in the production of raw materials and during the food processing stages of food and beverage companies’ supply chains. Food commodities are produced by agricultural workers who...

Transparency Snapshot: A Pilot Benchmark Report
PublicationsStandards & Codes of Conduct
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...

Engaging the Private Sector to End Human Trafficking. A Resource Guide For NGO’s
01 October 2017

This guide aims to provide NGOs working on trafficking and forced labour, with knowledge and tools to engage the private sector in their work. Different vulnerable sectors and the role that corporations could potentially play in contributing to and preventing...

Forced Labor Action Compared. Findings from Three Sectors
01 April 2017

In 2016, KnowTheChain ranked 60 companies across three high-risk sectors on their efforts to eradicate forced labor from their global supply chains. Selecting some of the largest companies in information and communications technology (ICT), food and beverage, and apparel and...

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