Chocolate, a 'guilty' pleasure?

By Peter Derksen | May 07, 2019

In 2005 a Dutch journalist explored the issue of child labour in the cocoa industry, wishing to see the results of the Harkin Engel protocol which was signed in 2001. He was shocked to find that...

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Stop child labour, one supply chain at a time

By Quirijn Foeken | December 20, 2017

To stop child labour, it is important that companies, governments and consumers around the world firmly act against it. Governments can develop and enforce legislation. Mindful consumers...

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New Dutch law proposal for preventing child labour in supply chains

By Peter Derksen | February 08, 2017

The Dutch government has accepted a new legislative proposal for preventing child labour in supply chains. Dutch companies have been prohibited from directly using child labour since 1874, but...

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The difference between the apparel industry and cocoa when it comes to child labour

By Peter Derksen | December 07, 2016

Child labour is unfortunately endemic in many industries. Two of these industries are the apparel and cocoa industries. What is striking is that in the apparel business, child labour is a hot and...

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