INDUSTRY GIANTS UNITE TO REMOVE FORCED LABOR IN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINSThursday, July 6, 2017
The publication, Business Actions Against Forced Labour, has stories from 12 member companies of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) on how they eradicated forced labor in their global supply chain. The stories contain details on how these industry giants are tackling forced labour and how they promote sustainable business practice. The 12 member companies include Marks and Spencer; Mars Incorporated; Metro Group; Migros; Nestle S.A.; Tesco; The Coca-Cola Company; The Colgate-Palmolive Company; The Kellogg Company; The Walt Disney Company; Unilever and Walmart.
CGF is an industry network driven by members to encourage global adoption of practices and standards that serve the consumer goods industry worldwide. The CGF say forced labour is an endemic social problem in global supply chains and it is a problem that cannot be solved by one company alone. Thus, the organization says collaboration and best practice sharing is the way forward. The publication follows the CGF’s announcement in January 2016 calling for industry commitment on forced labour.