Indigenous rights must be ‘at the centre’ of new EU policies looking to stamp out environmental and human rights violations from food supply chains, argues indigenous advocate Edson Krenak from NGO Cultural Survival.
Napolina-owner Princes Group is continuing efforts to support migrant workers impacted by labour exploitation via a partnership with Casa Sankara, a voluntary association based in southern Italy that provides support to migrant workers who have faced...
In a period remembered for its supply chain challenges, energy cost surges, and raw material price hikes, Ferrero says it made ‘strong’ sustainability progress during the 2021/2022 financial year and is ‘on track’ to meet key targets.
Napolina-owner Princes Group has completed what it claims is a first-of-its-kind Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) into pulses from Argentina – taking a major step forward in evolving its approach to human rights due diligence and supply chain transparency.
The EU’s proposed directive on corporate sustainability due diligence promises a level playing field for big food and beverage companies already implementing due diligence procedures, FoodNavigator hears.
United Nations human rights experts have called on Italy to take ‘decisive action’ to end the exploitation of foreign migrant workers in agriculture and other sectors and address their ‘precarious legal status’ as Europol enforcement action highlights...
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), representing some of the world’s largest food makers and retailers, has launched a new framework for the implementation of human rights due diligence systems. This aligned approach is a ‘major victory’ in the fight against...
Lidl’s industry-first commitment to publish a Human Rights Impact Assessment and mitigation plan illustrates the shifting attitude towards human rights in supply chains from retailers, investors and consumers, says the charity.
British craft brewers controlled by Japanese producer Kirin have assured drinkers that any profits from their beer will remain in the UK following an investigation into the funding of human rights abuses against Rohingya people in Burma.
Nestlé announced it closed its joint venture with the Indofood Group last month, while PepsiCo reiterated its stance to not source palm oil – either directly or indirectly – from the company and its subsidiaries, purportedly linked to deforestation and...
Nestlé has said it will phase out palm oil purchased from Guatemalan company Reforestadora de Palmas AC (REPSA), which has been linked to corruption charges in a high-profile investigation of systemic tax fraud in Guatemala.
Slave labour and other serious human rights abuses are still commonplace in the Thai fishing industry, according to NGO Human Rights Watch, which has drawn up a checklist for European manufacturers to avoid buying 'slavery seafood'.
Thailand’s fisheries have been caught out yet again after the UN released an unusually critical report of the Kingdom’s failure to stamp out slavery and human rights abuses in its seafood industry, the fourth largest in the world.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) faced a number of well-publicised challenges last year. Consumers remain confident in the scheme, it appears, but can the same be said for the companies involved? Is this a make or break year?
Amnesty International has uncovered “systemic” cases of child labour and labour rights abuses in Indonesian palm oil plantations operated by Wilmar, tracing the palm oil back to firms including Nestlé, Unilever and Kellogg – companies that all claim to...
NGO-certified ethical audits do little to root out labour abuses, poor working conditions and environmental degradation within global supply chains, as a report accuses corporations of 'fixing' the process to ensure working standards are approved...
Publicity at the expense of accuracy - this is how AB Sugar has described a recently published report which makes claims of forced labour, health and safety violations and illegal land grabs – among other unsustainable practices – in one of its subsidiaries.
When in June of this year, British newspaper The Guardian published a damning report tracing fishmeal that it claimed had been caught by workers kept in slave-like conditions, a public relations storm seemed to have broken loose.
Chocolate companies must know what truly constitutes cocoa child labor to be able to tackle the issue, according to the International Cocoa Initiative, which has unveiled a new strategy to combat the problem.
A new law being discussed in Brussels this week could give biotech companies “unprecedented power” over decisions to ban genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe, according to Friends of the Earth (FoE).
ASR Group-owned Tate & Lyle Sugars is considering legal action against The Guardian newspaper over a story published this week accusing the sugar giant of working with a Cambodian supplier that employed child labour among other human right abuses.
Ingredients companies need to keep on their toes as supply chain management decisions are increasingly influenced by environmental, social, and economic sustainability concerns, according to campaign group Fairfood International.
Following hot on the heels of last week's announcement that net
income for the first quarter is set to exceed projections,
privately owned US agribusiness Bunge said yesterday that it now
owns 100 per cent of French oil processor...