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Balsu

In addition to the standard Fair Labor Association assessments, in 2020 the FLA also collected information about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Balsu hazelnut supply chain in Sakarya, Turkey. 

2015-2017 Independent External Monitoring and Independent External Verification Reports of Shared Hazelnut Supply Chain in Turkey: Nestle, Balsu, and Olam

Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) today announced a cooperative agreement of $4.87 million to the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to pilot test the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s "Guidelines for Eliminating Child and Forced Labor in Agricultural Supply Chains" over the next 28 months.  The FLA will partner with three companies affiliated with the FLA – Nestlé, Olam-Prodiga and Balsu – in applying the guidelines to their hazelnut supply chain in Turkey.   “We are excited to...

In addition to the standard Fair Labor Association assessments, in 2020 the FLA also collected information about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Balsu hazelnut supply chain in Sakarya, Turkey. 

2015-2017 Independent External Monitoring and Independent External Verification Reports of Shared Hazelnut Supply Chain in Turkey: Nestle, Balsu, and Olam

The FLA outlines the findings of research to test interventions designed to protect workers in the supply chains of three affiliates. The evaluation, called a social impact assessment, included interventions executed by Nestlé and its two suppliers, Balsu and Olam, in the hazelnut supply chain in Turkey and identified the most effective at upholding workers’ rights.

The Fair Labor Association commissioned this study to explore the relationship between the procurement price and working conditions in hazelnut production in Turkey (with a special focus on child labor and forced labor), and review different actors’ roles in the supply chain, as part of the project “Piloting the USDA Guidelines for Eliminating Child Labor and Forced Labor in the Hazelnut Supply Chain in Turkey”.

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