International food supply chains provide employment for tens of millions of women and men around the world, demonstrating the potential for private sector actors to fight poverty and inequality.

Yet far too many work in appalling conditions. The ongoing challenges in seafood supply chains are illustrative of the problems that can arise and the need for stakeholders to tackle their root causes. This is one of a series of in-depth studies to supplement Oxfam’s global campaign report, Ripe for Change: Ending human suffering in supermarket supply chains.

This report assesses recent progress in realizing workers’ rights in seafood supply chains originating in Southeast Asia; provides new evidence of ongoing workers’ rights challenges in US and European supermarket shrimp supply chains beginning in Indonesia and Thailand; and explores the need, in particular, to address the buyer power of supermarkets and other lead firms to squeeze value from their suppliers.

The results of Oxfam’s Supermarkets Scorecard on the ‘Workers’ theme reveal the further steps that supermarkets can and should take to identify and address their impacts on supply chain workers’ rights around the world, in line with their responsibilities under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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The Global Business of Forced Labour: Report of Findings
Publications 31 May 2018

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Publications 07 June 2018

The 2018 ITUC Global Rights Index depicts the world’s worst countries for workers by rating 142 countries on a scale from 1-5 based on the degree of respect for workers’ rights with 1 being the best rating and 5 the worst rating. Violations are r...Read More

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Publications 01 December 2015

The UK Modern Slavery Act came into force in 2015. The insight gives an overview of the Act, focusing on the impact on supply chains and the role of procurement and actions required to support the organizations. The document also makes reference to o...Read More

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Publications 02 June 2018

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