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Amnesty report fallout: Another blow for RSPO?

By Niamh Michail

Amnesty International’s report is another dent in the reputation of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as three of the suppliers on Wilmar's operations were RSPO-certified. 

Thailand's poultry industry has been plagued by abuse allegations

Thai poultry firm threatens to sue NGO

By Oscar Rousseau

A chicken supplier in Thailand may open a lawsuit against a non-governmental organisation (NGO) over alleged claims of human trafficking. 

Cargill said migrant abuse in Thailand's poultry business is 'a very sad situation'

CPF Foods to end migrant abuse in Thai meat sector

By Oscar Rousseau

Poultry business CPF Foods has partnered with the Thai government to tackle mistreatment of staff in the poultry industry, following modern-day slavery claims at a separate chicken farm. 

It is too early to praise industry for Thai prawn slavery meeting

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It is too early to praise industry for Thai prawn slavery meeting

By Marta Kasztelan

When in June of this year, British newspaper The Guardian published a damning report tracing fishmeal that it claimed had been caught by workers kept in slave-like conditions, a public relations storm seemed to have broken loose.

Human rights due diligence is part of the cost of business in SE Asia

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Human rights due diligence is part of the cost of business in SE Asia

By Marta Kasztelan

Recently, it seems that not a week goes by without a lead story in the English-language press raising serious concerns about the adverse impact of some food and beverage companies on their workers, surrounding communities or on the environment.

ANZ Bank accused of abandoning farmers after splitting with sugar firm

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ANZ Bank accused of abandoning farmers after splitting with sugar firm

By Marta Kasztelan

Early this month, in what looks like a failed attempt to save its reputation, Australia‘s ANZ Bank severed its ties with Phnom Penh Sugar, a company accused of a range of human rights abuses linked to its plantations in Kampong Speu province, Cambodia.

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