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
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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
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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,...

Supply Chain Risk Report: Child and forced labour in Canadian consumer products
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01 December 2016

The report looks at Canada’s connection to the issues of human trafficking and forced and child labour, by cross-referencing recent data on Canadian imports with the U.S. Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor....

Agents for change. How public procurers can influence labour conditions in global supply chains. Case studies from Brazil, Pakistan and Thailand
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15 November 2016

The report focuses on the social aspects of supply chains and examines how contracting authorities in the EU can use social criteria to improve labour conditions in countries where poor labour standards are rife. The report draws on experiences and...

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