Modern Slavery in Palm Oil industry.

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Some of the Worlds leading brands have been accused by an industry body of profiting from Modern Slavery by continuing to source Palm Oil from a company who is under sanctions for forced labour and being complicit in the trafficking of people.
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) said Procter & Gamble, Hershey’s, Unilever, Mars, PepsiCo, Nestlé and Cargill sourced palm oil from FGV, “despite the fact that all companies have policies against sourcing from these kinds of bad actors”
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The RSPO investigation, sparked by media reports in 2015, found more than 25 breaches of its sustainability certification criteria. It has directed FGV, formerly FELDA Global Ventures, to implement a special labour policy in respect of all migrant workers, to provide decent living conditions and to “undertake a full legal and operational audit and review of its current employment contract practices/processes/policies/procedures for all workers”.
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Fatah Sadaoui, palm oil campaign manager for pressure group SumOfUs, said: “Big brands like Procter & Gamble are profiting from FELDA’s modern-day slavery practices and must be held accountable.” ——————
Source: Will Green – CIPS
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