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
Click for link to article: State consumer-protection law can’t be used to sue chocolate makers over harvesting of cocoa beans by child slaves, court rules US District Court Judge Allison Burroughs wrote today that she did not dispute that the use of child slaves in Cote d’Ivoire was “widespread, reprehensible, and tragic.” But, she continued, … More Court rules state consumer-protection law can’t help child slaves
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
Yes, it’s rife in the developing world, but the West is highly culpable Source: The Developed World Is Missing the Point About Slavery It is often forgotten that the Western world was the architect of our current form of global capitalism that demands more and more goods through a reliance on cheap labor, because it … More Modern Slavery: The Western World Doesn’t Get It; Or Maybe We Just Don’t Care
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.”