Source: Nestle Won’t Get Full Ninth Circuit Review of Slave Labor Case A three-judge panel of the court held in October 2018 that the Alien Tort Statute covers allegations that the companies aided and abetted slave labor. Allegations that the companies perpetuated overseas slave labor from headquarters in the U.S. are relevant to the statute’s … More Ninth Circuit Refuses En Banc Review of Child Slave Labor Case
Source: Governments Look to End Child Labor in West African Cocoa Farming Researchers estimate that several hundred-thousand school-age children carry heavy loads, spray toxic pesticides and swing sharp machetes at cocoa pods throughout West Africa’s fertile hillsides. A new initiative involving the U.S. Department of Labor and the governments of Ghana and Ivory Coast seeks … More Governments Seek to Eradicate Child Labor on West African Cocoa Plantations
Source: Hagens Berman: Massachusetts Consumers Sue Nestle for Allegedly Using Child and Slave Labor to Make Chocolate “Consumers across the country would be shocked to learn the horrible truth, that much of the world’s chocolate is brought to us by back-breaking forced labor of child slaves,” said Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman. “This … More Nestle Sued (again) for Allegedly Using Child and Slave Labor in its Chocolate
Source: Our Story – The Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking JULIA ORMOND, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT of Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking(ASSET). Julia was the first to serve as UNODC’s U.N. Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Trafficking & Slavery and the driving force behind the passage of the CA Transparency in Supply Chains … More The Story Behind THE ALLIANCE TO STOP SLAVERY AND END TRAFFICKING
Chocolate companies are coming under increasing scrutiny to publish third-party verified impacts on cocoa sustainability efforts, including taxes paid in origin countries. Source: Behind the curtain: Calls for accountability in cocoa chain grow louder Nestle Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS) identifies child labour in its cocoa supply chain, helping understand root causes and … More Chocolate companies are coming under increasing scrutiny to publish third-party verified impacts on cocoa sustainability efforts, including taxes paid in origin countries.
Financier Worldwide is a leading, widely respected information source covering corporate finance and board-level business issues. Source: Fighting the scourge of forced labour According to Robert Teel, a lawyer with a strong focus on forced labour and anti-human trafficking issues, the top five countries with the most enslaved people are India, China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and … More Forced labour – a reality that essentially represents a scourge on humanity.
If you don’t like chocolate, chances are you’re one of few. Americans eat nearly 18% of the world’s chocolate confectionery value — that’s around $18.27 billion worth! Whether we’re eating it in the form of cakes, candy bars, milkshakes, ice cream, fondue or small, individually wrapped pieces, chocolate is a common and often addicting treat … More Child Slavery: Chocolate to avoid
The Financial Express | The Financial Express, the only English financial online in Bangladesh. It was an ambitious venture on the part of the International Publication Limited. Source: Seven chocolate brands reportedly exploit child slaves Legislation nearly passed in 2001 in which the FDA would implement “slave free” labeling on the packaging. Before the legislation … More “The beatings were a part of my life. They are eating my flesh.”
BBC interview with class action lawyer Steve Berman who is suing Big Chocolate for using child slave labor Source: Chocolate class action for alleged child labour, Newsday – BBC World Service Consumers in the US state of California have filed a class action lawsuit against Nestlé, Mars and Hershey’s for alleged child slave labour used … More Class action lawsuit for alleged child labour in the chocolate industry
Source: Universal Justice – YouTube I am a human rights and consumer protection advocate and lawyer waging a legal campaign against the world’s largest companies who profit from the exploitation of consumers, slave labor, and human trafficking in their supply chaIn in connection with the products they manufacture and sell. We identify and advocate against … More Universal Justice – YouTube