7 Sept 2023
Greenpeace: Protesters march on Bumble Bee to end Modern Slavery in its Supply Chain
Greenpeace delivered a petition with over 51,000 signatures calling on Bumble Bee and its owners, Fong Chun Formosa (FCF), to stop sourcing from ships that exploit workers and our oceans. Activists hoisted banners in front of the company’s headquarters that read “End Modern Slavery”...
5 Sept 2023
The Guardian: UK solar could be ‘dumping ground’ for products of Chinese forced labour, ministers warned
The UK risks becoming a dumping ground for the products of forced labour from Xinjiang province in China if it rejects reforms proposed by members of the foreign affairs select committee
1 Sept 2023
ImpACT: Retail giants, Walmart and Centric Brands, have initiated an investigation into their supply chains in Cambodia amidst accusations of use of prison slavery
An investigation, that unearthed worrying trends, by Reuters and a US industry group sparked at the reaction from the retail giants. Inmates housed in the country’s largest women’s prison have been employed illegally, manufacturing clothing ready for export to the United States. Labelled as ‘part of a rehabilitation programme’, women essentially coerced in a manner of ways to make garments.
18 Aug 2023
Reuters: EV battery imports face scrutiny under US law on Chinese forced labor
Aug 17 (Reuters) - Electric-vehicle batteries and other car parts are the latest products under scrutiny as part of Washington's effort to stamp out U.S. links to forced labor in Chinese supply chains, according to a document seen by Reuters, agency statistics and sources
16 Aug 2023
Fortune: Your favorite chocolate is probably produced by West African child labor...
Child welfare advocates filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday asking a judge to force the Biden administration to block imports of cocoa harvested by children in West Africa that can end up in America’s most popular chocolate desserts and candies
16 Aug 2023
Style: Canada probes Ralph Lauren over forced labour allegations in China
The Canadian unit of US premium lifestyle brand Ralph Lauren is being probed following allegations of Uyghur forced labour in its supply chains and operations, according to a report by the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE)
25 Jul 2023
Washington Post: Leather-seat maker for car companies targeted in widening probe
The maker of leather seats for some of the world’s largest automakers is the latest target of expanding congressional probes into environmental and human rights abuses in the supply chains that fuel production of cars and SUVs.
16 Jul 2023
Forbes: Canada Launches Investigations Into Allegations Of Uyghur Forced Labor
The two companies, Nike Canada Corp. (Nike) and Dynasty Gold Corporation (Dynasty Gold) stand accused of having supply chains or operations in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) identified as using or benefiting from the use of Uyghur forced labor.
24 May 2023
A human rights group funded by mining magnate Andrew Forrest has warned of the rapidly rising risks of modern slavery and forced labour in the world's renewable energy supply chains.
9 Apr 2023
Newshub: New Zealanders urged to buy 'slavery-free' Easter eggs
APRIL 9, 2023 (Newshub) When people hear about the issue of child labour in the cocoa industry, they're really shocked but they also want to do something about it. And that's why it's great to have all these products, from high-end to really accessible options."
10 Feb 2023
Reuters: U.S. lawmakers press Labor Department to probe child labor in Hyundai supply chain
NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Thirty-three members of Congress are urging the U.S. Labor Secretary to seek strong and swift penalties against those responsible for child labor in automotive plants after a Reuters investigation found kids as young as 12 working in Alabama factories that make parts for Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Corp
11 Nov 2022
Reuters: U.S. blocks more than 1,000 solar shipments over Chinese slave labor concerns
Nov 11 (Reuters) - More than 1,000 shipments of solar energy components worth hundreds of millions of dollars have piled up at U.S. ports since June under a new law banning imports from China's Xinjiang region over concerns about slave labor, according to federal customs officials and industry sources