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World 11 Dec 2014 | 3:05 AM

Tobacco firms sign landmark pledge to end child labour in supply chains

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Several of the world's biggest tobacco companies pledged on Wednesday to end child labour in their supply chains, a landmark agreement a rights group said could protect thousands of children from hazardous work in tobacco fields.

World 05 Apr 2016 | 12:43 AM

Women workers exploited in India's high end shoe industry, say campaigners

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's growing shoe industry relies on women who work from home, earn less than the minimum wage and lack any legal rights, activists said, urging companies importing from India to check their supply chains for signs of labour exploitation.

World 21 Dec 2016 | 8:07 AM

Flawed diamond regulations fuelling child labour in Congo mines - campaigners

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The failure of European jewellery firms to scrutinise their supply chains and a flawed diamond certification scheme are fuelling child labour and sexual abuse in artisanal mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a campaign group said on Thursday.

World 11 Aug 2016 | 7:27 AM

High risk of modern slavery in nearly 60 percent of countries, global index finds

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 60 percent of countries are at high risk of using slave labour in their supply chains, according to a new global index launched on Thursday, which also ranked North Korea as having the worst record of slave labour in the world.

World 13 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Horsemeat scandal set to spur tougher European food tests

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European countries demanded more DNA testing of meat products and tougher labelling rules over a scandal involving horsemeat sold as beef that has shocked the public and raised concerns over the safety of the continent's food supply chains.

World 13 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Horsemeat scandal set to spur tougher EU food tests

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has proposed increased DNA testing of meat products to assess the scale of a scandal involving horsemeat sold as beef that has shocked the public and raised concern over the continent's food supply chains.