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Is your T-shirt clean of slavery? Science may soon be able to tell

An estimated 46 million people are living as slaves, according the 2016 Global Slavery Index by the Walk Free Foundation, which said Uzbekistan - the world's fifth-largest cotton exporter - Turkmenistan and Tajikistan were forcing people to work in the annual cotton harvest.
Over 264 brands have signed up to a global pledge set up by the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), run by the California-based charity As You Sow, vowing not to use Uzbek cotton until the government stops using forced child and adult labor.
"I think many consumers would be appalled to contemplate the notion that their garment they're wearing could be the product of human trafficking," Hayward said.

EcoVadis's insight:

There are rising concerns about the global cotton industry using child and forced labor in harvesting and during the production process. Do you face similar issues in your supply chain?

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Supply Chain Mapping is the First Step to New Trade Act Compliance

Supply Chain Mapping is the First Step to New Trade Act Compliance | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
With the recent passage of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, which bans the U.S. from accepting imports produced by slave or child workers, companies will have to start digging further down in their supply chain to investigate whether this forced labor exists.
EcoVadis's insight:

This Act will have an important impact on worldwide procurement. Companies will have to deeply investigate their Tiers 1,2&3 suppliers in their supply chain to look for associated risks.

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Palm Oil: Global brands profiting from child and forced labour

Palm Oil: Global brands profiting from child and forced labour | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The world’s most popular food and household companies are selling food, cosmetics and other everyday staples containing palm oil tainted by shocking human rights abuses in Indonesia, with children as young as eight working in hazardous conditions, said Amnesty International in a new report published today.
The report, The great palm oil scandal: Labour abuses behind big brand names, investigates palm oil plantations in Indonesia run by the world’s biggest palm oil grower, Singapore-based agri-business Wilmar, tracing palm oil to nine global firms: AFAMSA, ADM, Colgate-Palmolive, Elevance, Kellogg’s, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser and Unilever.

EcoVadis's insight:

Despite efforts made by international companies to eradicate human rights abuses from their supply chain, in-depth external investigations could prove the contrary. Are you facing similar issues in your supply chain?

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