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CGF Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Fair Labor Association and International Organization for Migration

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) is pleased to announce today it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). This milestone commences a five-year technical collaboration that will help HRC members advance in their objective to help achieve fair and decent working conditions worldwide by driving individual and collective action in their businesses and supply chains to eradicate forced labour.

Open Letter to Heads of State and Government on Coordinated Response on Forced Labor

Monday, June 7, 2021

FLA joined multiple human rights organizations in calling on the G7 countries to prioritize forced labor and human trafficking in their commitments. Specifically, the groups asked the G7 countries to take action with respect to the state-imposed forced labor in Xinjiang. Government action and attention to the human rights abuses in Xinjiang that lead to forced labor are key to remediation. Support from the FLA for G7 action helps address the root cause and hopefully will lead to a long-term solution.

Guidance on Grievance Management

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

A grievance guidance series, commissioned by Cargill and developed by Proforest, was created to provide practical and action-oriented information on how to verify grievances, identify root causes, develop action plans to address them, and minimize risk of future grievances in the palm oil sector.   

Fair Labor Association Statement on Sourcing from China and Forced Labor Risk

Monday, March 9, 2020

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) is deeply troubled by credible reports of forced labor and other violations of fundamental human rights in the Xinjiang region of China. We call for an immediate end to these violations and pledge to work collaboratively with governments, civil society, unions, and multilateral organizations to achieve this goal.

The Consumer Goods Forum and Fair Labor Association Call for Greater Collaboration to Tackle Forced Labor in the Palm Oil Industry

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 6, 2018 – Malaysia and Indonesia are leading producers of palm oil, together accounting for 86 percent of global production and employing nearly 3.5 million workers, largely migrants from poorer neighbouring regions and countries.

Assessing Forced Labor Risks in the Palm Oil Sector in Indonesia and Malaysia

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 14:50 -- websiteupdate

Environmental concerns related to palm oil production emerged in the early 2000s, but it is only recently that conversations about the palm oil sector have included social, labor, and human rights issues. As awareness grows about poor working conditions and forced labor in the palm oil sector, governments around the globe, particularly in Europe, have taken notice and are exploring bans on the use of palm oil.

123 Apparel and Footwear Companies Sign New "AAFA/FLA Apparel & Footwear Industry Commitment to Responsible Recruitment"

Monday, October 22, 2018

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – October 22, 2018 – Today, 123 apparel and footwear companies signed the new “AAFA/FLA Apparel & Footwear Industry Commitment to Responsible Recruitment,” reflecting the industry’s commitment to the fair treatment of workers in the global apparel, footwear, and travel goods supply chain.


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