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Modern Slavery Bill Targets Canadian Imports Of Goods Made By Slaves

Modern Slavery Bill Targets Canadian Imports Of Goods Made By Slaves | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

As many as 1,200 Canadian companies could be importing products made by children and forced labourers. A proposed federal bill is hoping to crack down on Canadian companies that import products tainted by child and forced labour. The Modern Slavery Bill, tabled in the House of Commons Thursday by Liberal MP John McKay, would require companies to publicly release a report every year, detailing what they've done to ensure their supply chains are transparent and free of goods and materials fully or partially produced by children and forced labourers.

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Child labour can be hard to see. Multinational enterprises may be linked  to it in international supply chains directly– through their own facilities, suppliers or subcontractors – or simply by having operations in areas where child labour is common. Industries such as textiles, food and agriculture, electronics, sports, construction, hospitality and housekeeping have been mostly connected to modern slavery. But there are steps that companies can take to help eradicate human rights violations.

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Reporting human and labor rights in palm oil: Nestlé and Sime Darby Plantation launch worker helpline

Nestlé and the Sime Darby Plantation (SDP) are joining forces to pilot a project that will help eliminate human and labor rights abuses in their shared palm oil supply chain in Malaysia. The collaboration will see a new helpline developed which allows workers to report on working conditions, recruitment, safety and other labor issues.
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Merry or misery? Shoppers urged to avoid Christmas gifts linked to slavery

Merry or misery? Shoppers urged to avoid Christmas gifts linked to slavery | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Christmas holidaymakers have been warned by officials and campaigners not to inadvertently fund slavery with their gift lists as awareness grows over forced and child labour used in a list of products from princess dolls to sparkly make-up. Festive goods ranging from toys to novelty jumpers to counterfeit designer bags may be produced using child slaves or other abused workers in often-complex global supply chains and consumers should be asking questions, experts said.

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