Written by Laura Haworth
Far from being rare, slave labour is an ever increasing phenomenon around the world, affecting at least 21 million people and generating profits that amount to US$ 150 billion per year. Although slavery is illegal in all countries, and many of them have designed progressive laws to protect the rights of workers: […]
Nestle and Child Labour
Doe v Nestle et al, US District Court, Central District of California
Nestle are in legal hot water again. Nestlé, along with Archer-Daniels-Midland and Cargill (the defendants) are being sued by former child slaves for their alleged use as slaves in the harvest of cocoa in Cote d’Ivoire. The three unnamed plaintiffs […]
Child labour is not a rare occurrence. It is rife within supply chains. Some businesses are doing all they can to eradicate child labour from their supply chains, some are unaware it could even be a problem whilst others are resistant in addressing the issue.
When we speak about child labour we are not talking about […]
I remember watching a BBC Panorama programme on the abuse of human rights by Apple in the manufacturing of their products earlier this year. As I have grown accustomed to doing, I tweeted and posted about it on social media to highlight the atrocities. It’s ironic to think that we can’t do without our phones […]
Today is about as hot as it usually is in the Highveld of South Africa. In my case the difference between having a garden office here and one in Johannesburg is the absence of a pool!
Next week I will be returning to Gauteng, to speak at a breakfast briefing with Catherine Warburton at her offices […]