Tony's Chocolonely's additional €20m of funding will support its work to end slavery in the cocoa supply chain


Tony’s Chocolonely secures €20m funding from shareholders

By Gwen Ridler

Confectionery brand Tony’s Chocolonely has secured an additional €20m (£17.1m) of funding from its existing shareholders to accelerate its growth in multiple markets and expand the reach of its ethical bean sourcing company.

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority now has more powers to protect workers in the food supply chain

Gangmasters’ body gets policing powers

By Rick Pendrous

New police-style powers have been given to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) to tackle modern slavery and labour exploitation in the agri-food supply chain.

RSPO report: 'No evidence that forced or trafficked labour would be used in the Felda estates.'

Sustainable palm-oil body slammed over slave labour auditing

By John Wood

A coalition of international labour rights and environmental groups has questioned whether audits carried out by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) were robust enough to root out members that used slave labour.

Modern slavery

How Modern Slavery Act affects food and drink firms

By Alice Foster

Big businesses – including food and drink manufacturers – will soon be forced to set out their plans to guarantee their supply chains are free from modern slavery, following new legislation to combat exploitation introduced today.

Authorities are cracking down on modern-day slavery and worker exploitation

Police charge eight in gangmaster crackdown

By Rod Addy

Eight people have been charged from Plymouth and Cornwall as part of a major investigation into forced labour, human trafficking and illegal gangmaster activity in the UK food chain.

The government has launched a new campaign against slavery in the workplace

Government targets labour exploitation

By Rick Pendrous

Two Portadown men appeared before magistrates in Northern Ireland (NI) last month charged with a total of 50 offences, following a joint investigation into suspected human trafficking and labour exploitation of workers in a meat processing factory.

Food and drink firms need to adopt a three-step approach to tackle slavery in the industry

Three-step guide to tackle slavery in food and drink

By Laurence Gibbons

Food and drink businesses should incorporate a three-step approach into their management practices to tackle forced labour in the industry, according to a report by Stronger Together.

The BRC is to produce guidelines to help retailers end human rights abuses by their overseas suppliers

Retailers to tackle slavery problems after poll

By Michael Stones

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is to produce guidelines for its members to tackle modern slavery and other human rights abuses, after a Mori poll revealed overwhelming support for ethical standards.