Know Your Supplier (Continued): “The Walmart Effect: Child and Worker Rights Violations at Narong Seafood, Thailand’s Model Shrimp Processing Factory”

Narong Seafood Company Limited is a large seafood exporter in Thailand.  Bills of lading information indicate that Narong supplies the U.S. market with substantial volumes of shrimp, often packaged in familiar retail brands, including Walmart.  For the moment, the company’s website (http://www.narongseafood.co.th/) opens on a page shouting “NARONG SEAFOOD AGAINST ANY FORM OF CHILD LABOUR, FORCED LABOUR AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING.”  […]

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Know Your Supplier (Continued): Eliminating Child and Forced Labor from the Shrimp Supply Chain Update II

On Tuesday, CNN’s Freedom Project posted an article and interview with anti-trafficking expert Siddharth Kara on the abuse of bonded labor in the Bangladeshi shrimp industry.  To do full justice to the piece, please watch the video and read the article in full at the link below.  Mr. Kara’s investigation found labor abuse at every stage of shrimp production in […]

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Know Your Supplier Continued: Eliminating Child and Forced Labor from the Shrimp Supply Chain

The U.S. Department of Labor released an updated “List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor” on Wednesday, as required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005. In the fourth edition of the report, shrimp is once again highlighted as a commodity produced by both child and forced labor. Shrimp from Bangladesh and Cambodia is listed […]

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