The environmental footprint of the fashion industry is rising rapidly. Drastic changes are needed to make the sector more sustainable and equitable.
Are the eggs you’re buying this Easter good for cocoa farmers, kids and the Earth – or actually doing harm? Our 2022 scorecard of the big brands can help you buy better than before.
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Actions you can take to ensure modern slavery and child exploitation are not a part of your Christmas.
Our research shows the inadequacy of relying on consumer power to eradicate exploitation in the fashion industry.
Australia’s Senate has voted to prohibit the import of goods made using forced labour. But without government support it won’t become law.
Many underage children work in sweatshops across the world that provide things for our everyday consumption.
How responsible are we for the slavery that is directly connected to our consumer choices and what can we do to reduce it?
Child sexual abuse and child sex trafficking are serious problems. Misinformation is harming efforts to combat them.
Pressure from business leaders and a simple legislative process leave few excuses for not introducing rules to combat modern slavery in commercial supply chains.
A sweatshop in Dakar, Bangladesh, where underaged workers make steel consumer goods in hazardous and dangerous circumstances, October 20 2020.
121 companies in Australia have delivered their first reports required by the Modern Slavery Act.
One in six fishers in the Gulf of Thailand have been coerced or deceived into working against their will.
How to ensure your personal protective gear isn’t made by an exploited person.
Coronavirus has revealed the extreme plight of Bangladeshi factory workers.
Slavery and slavery-like practices exist in Australia, in the form of forced marriages, sexual exploitation and forced labour.
Slavery in Australia is not an issue confined to the past. It needs urgent action, and a key step is to embrace the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
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In the shadows of the agenda to accelerate India-Australia trade and investment is the risk of pushing Indian workers into slave conditions.
Computer chip and circuit board factory, Jiangxi, China.
Workers further down supply chains are being left destitute and exposed to exploitation.
South African corporates ignore exploitative business practices to get their products onto spaza shelves.
Informal retailers that dot South Africa’s townships have changed dramatically, but at great cost - avoidance of regulation and exploitation of employees.
There are no criminal provisions around slavery in 49% of world nations, groundbreaking new legal research finds.
A drugs raid in London.
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Police should take a wider view to join the dots that link the networks behind slavery and drugs.
The lorry containing the bodies of 39 Chinese migrants found in Grays in Essex, England.
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After the death of 39 people in a container found on the back of a lorry in Essex, England, there are indications of exploitation on the rise.