Forestry/ Reforestation, Wood & Paper

Human trafficking and labour exploitation in this industry can occur in any region that contributes to this industry. Unfair recruitment may be the start of a chain of exploitation, where the workers are exposed to debt bondage and other forms of exploitation. More research on the issue in this industry is much-needed.

Strengthening Protection Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal and Corporate Supply Chains
01 January 2015

Verité has collected comprehensive data about global industries with a significant history or current evidence of human trafficking or trafficking-related activity, and has analysed the over-lap between global supply chains deemed to be at risk for human trafficking and patterns...

Green Carbon Black Trade
27 September 2012

The vast majority of deforestation and illegal logging takes place in the tropical forests of the Amazon basin, Central Africa and Southeast Asia. Recent studies into the extent of illegal log- ging estimate that illegal logging accounts for 50–90 per...

The cost of environmental crime: Illegal Logging
01 December 2016

By Brian Huerbsch Illegal logging poses real and significant regulatory risk for international financial institutions and corporations, especially those connected, either directly or indirectly, with the global timber industry, or that operate in areas where the industry is prevalent and...

The great palm oil scandal: Labour abuses behind big brand names
30 November 2016

This report investigates labour exploitation on plantations in Indonesia that provide palm oil to Wilmar, which is the world’s largest processor and merchandiser of palm and lauric (palm kernel) oils and controls over 43% of the global palm oil trade....

Labor and Human Rights Risk Analysis of Ecuador’s Palm Oil Sector
01 May 2016

Executive Summary Ecuador’s production of palm oil has grown dramatically in recent years, making it Latin America’s largest producer. This expansion has heightened labor and human rights risks linked to palm production. Such risks include forced labor, unethical recruitment and...

POR DEBAIXO DA FLORESTA. Amazônia Paraense saqueada com trabalho escravo
30 September 2017

The report stems from an investigation by the Integrated Action Network to Combat Slavery, RAICE, and it’s about how timber workers in Brazil’s northern Amazon state of Pará have suffered widespread and long-term exploitation.

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