Palm Oil, Timber, Cattle, and Soy are the “Big 4” Commodities Linked to Labor Trafficking

Source: Labor Trafficking and the “Big Four 4”  

cattlePalm oil, timber, cattle, and soy are the top commodities linked to environmental and social challenges, earning them the moniker the “big four.” Allie Goldstein highlighted these products’ effects on deforestation in her piece “Almost everything you buy, from cereal to mascara, is killing the rain forest.” However, these commodities are also connected to human rights violations—human trafficking is a known component of their global supply chains.

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