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Engage the Chain: An Investor Guide to Engaging the Food Sector on Sustainability Risks


By Brooke Barton, Senior Director, Ceres 

In April, Greenpeace released video footage showing that a palm oil supplier for major food companies, the Hayel Saeed Anam Group was destroying large swaths of rainforest in Indonesia, despite concerted efforts by industry stakeholders to stop forest destruction in palm oil supply chains. The repercussions for Hayel Saeed Anam Group are still unfolding, but recent history suggests that the outcome may well involve financial consequences.

UK Anti-Slavery Commissioner: Businesses Must Lead the Fight Against Modern Slavery

Press Release

LONDON, August 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner has called upon businesses to take the lead in combatting modern slavery. Speaking to Front Group Ltd about the role of business in eradicating forced labour, Kevin Hyland OBE, said: “The Modern Slavery Act has sparked the beginnings of a much needed cultural shift and increased prioritisation to prevent this abhorrent abuse. Businesses must be at the centre of the fight against modern slavery”.

Human Trafficking the Top Concern for United Kingdom Commercial Enterprises


The issue of modern-day slavery is top-of-mind for companies based in the United Kingdom or doing business there.  This concept was clearly evident to Source Intelligence during a recent symposium it sponsored in London and during private meetings held with representatives of some of the country’s top businesses.

Two forces appear to be causing significant concern for companies:

Achieving Sustainable Development Goals to Eradicate Human Trafficking and Forced Labor: New Global Organization Alliance 8.7 Launched


Alliance 8.7 was launched on September 21 during the UN General Assembly in support of meeting Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.7, to “take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of

Thailand Is Relieved Of Its Human Trafficking Blacklist Status


On Thursday, the US State Department removed Thailand from the human trafficking blacklist. Though Thailand has been a spotlight country when dealing with forced labor, the State Department made their decision based on the criteria outlined in the Human Trafficking Persons Report.

Modern Day Slavery Breakdown: Laws in Place to Mitigate Slavery In the Supply Chain


Over the past decade, state and national regulations have been put in place to increase the efforts of mitigating slavery from the supply chain of global enterprises. The goal of anti-slavery regulations is to identify and take steps to eliminate modern day slavery from supply chains. The regulations and laws put in place can be broken down into three major categories; affirmative conduct, disclosure, and liability provisions.

Affirmative Conduct
Requires companies to declare a violation to the government.

A Sector-Specific Approach to Modern Day Slavery


Forced labor generates $150 billion in illegal profits every year. From hazardous conditions in Congo mines to factory workers trapped in bonded labor debt, major companies have faced reputational risks through their supply chain processes.

Breaking Down Modern Day Slavery and How It Can Effect You


Modern day slavery is a problem that has emerged into a global epidemic. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), around 21 million people are victims of forced labor.

Modern Day Slavery: The Repercussions of Globalized Supply Chains


Globalized business practices have opened opportunities for unprecedented economic growth. This globalization has, however, increased the complexity of supply chains for multi-national companies. Supply chain complexity has increased the risk of modern day slavery happening somewhere in the supply chains of global companies.

Slave Labor Still in Practice Today


As the world works hard to ensure that supply chains are free from any type of compromising issue, there are still areas that are difficult to investigate. One such area that has become a hotspot for such controversy, is Thailand.


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