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.
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.
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.
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.
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.