Ethical chocolate producer Tony's Chocolonely has been removed from a list of slave-free producers. The collaboration with Barry Callebaut is the reason for the removal.
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Through an online petition and the launch of four bars referring to well-known chocolate brands, Tony's Chocolonely wants to put pressure on politicians and the industry to ban child labour and slavery.
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Many international clothing brands, including H&M, C&A, Esprit and Gap, contribute to the child labour conditions in Bangladesh, where wages in the clothing industry are so low that parents have to put their children to work as well.
A British television show, Panorama, has shown that Syrian refugees - including many children - are working in Turkish clothing factories to create items for brands like Marks & Spencer and Asos.
Plenty of electronics contains little pieces of gold: on an annual basis, some 279,000 kg is used. Too often, child labour is involved in the acquisition of that gold, while few electronics companies seem to know where their gold comes from.
Food manufacturer Mondelez International will collaborate with several partners in the fight against child labour with cocoa manufacturers. One of its moves was to call on Embode, a human rights advice firm, to investigate.
Thanks to hidden camera footage, American television station CBS has managed to reveal how textile companies in the Turkish capital of Istanbul use child labour. Apparently, these are mostly Syrian refugees.