Tackling Child Labour

Posted 26 Mar 2010 by Marc Fowler in Past Events

Response to BBC’s Panorama Investigation – March 2010

Did you see BBC’s Panorama on 24th March, titled “Chocolate – The Bitter Truth”? The report was about child slave labour and Fairtrade was shown to be a way in which child labour could be eradicated through the stringent checks involved. Sadly, child labour had been found on one of the farms that Nestle source from for chocolate, raising concerns that even Fairtrade isn’t managing to prevent these practices. There are detailed responses on the FLO website and the Foundation’s:

(International) Fairtrade Labelling Organization’s response

(UK) Fairtrade Foundation’ response