May 1, 2018

Labour Day, or International Workers’ Day, has been celebrated on May 1 since the late 19th century. The celebration of Labour Day began in the Haymarket affair, in Chicago in the US in 1886, when workers protested against long working hours and poor working conditions...

March 20, 2018

21st March is not only the start of spring, but is also the United Nations (UN)’s international day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This day is important because it raises awareness on a kind of discrimination that appears in many parts of everyday life,...

June 13, 2017

World Day Against Child Labour

Repost from original article written for Cocoa Life

Indonesia is the third-largest cocoa producer in the world after Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, and a significant sourcing region for Mondelēz International. Embode recently undertook its third...

February 1, 2017

In the field of ethical trade, there are multiple stakeholders. But in the conferences, the trade associations and the alliances, we find one stakeholder who is always seemingly under-represented. And this stakeholder is the worker. Ethical trade concerns itself with t...

January 31, 2017

It’s commonly accepted that there are a range of international legal instruments of relevance to the seafood supply chain. The pressing question for our work is how international law can inform the development of social indicators.

When it comes to extreme, different le...

January 18, 2017

Very often brands and retailers themselves do not own or even work directly with the factories manufacturing the products they sell. Vendors and Sourcing Agents play a crucial role in our global supply chain and work in the middle of the system, maintaining and oversee...

January 6, 2017

This winter has seen several media reporting on slaves used by boats of fisheries in south Asia. Fortunately such cases are not frequently found in more industrial supply chains. Unfortunately, we meet nonetheless forced labor situations in many different locations.


Please reload

The blog reflects the work of the "Seafood Supply Chain Social Experts" group, whose role is to identify the right data and metrics for better social analytics and compliance. 
Please reload

Please reload

Disclaimer: The blog is an open-source under Creative Common Licensee. 

If you want to re-use an article, please contact the respective author directly.