November 28, 2023

Shareholders join Freedom United’s call on Nike

April 9, 2023 News Digest
Anti-Slavery Activists
Shareholder calls for sportswear giant to report on Uyghur forced labor risks
Activist shareholder platform Tulipshare is calling on Nike to be more transparent on working conditions throughout its supply chain. We welcome this initiative of Tulipshare and call on Nike to take immediate action to ensure that forced labor is not present in any aspect of its supply chain. Read more…
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Supply chain
U.K. grocery stores sell Spanish fruit tainted with modern slavery 
Major grocery stores in the U.K. are selling fruit and vegetables from Spanish farms where workers face systematic abuse, according to a new report. Migrant workers are exposed to forced labor, sexual assault, unsafe working conditions and other rights violations. Retailers must urgently take action to ensure suppliers are providing adequate protection from abuse. Read more…
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Forced labor
Freefall in corporate commitment to fight modern slavery
Alarmingly, companies are ignoring the U.K.’s requirement to submit a modern slavery statement, with less than a third reporting on anti-slavery measures in their supply chains in 2022. The Freedom United community is calling on governments around the world to pass ambitious corporate accountability laws to ensure supply chains are not tainted with modern slavery and other harms. Read more…
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