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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.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN): Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Wednesday (March 12) that China has not seen a large-scale transfer of its supply chains to the other parts of the world as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
BEIJING, March 30 (Xinhua) -- The Group of 20 (G20) economies should work together to ensure stability in global industrial and supply chains, said Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan Monday (March 30).
HONG KONG/SINGAPORE/JAKARTA: A Hong Kong watch maker who can’t get coils or wheels. New Zealand lobsters released back into the wild. A San Diego game studio facing delays to its latest fantasy board games. The coronavirus outbreak that has hobbled China’s economy is increasingly ricocheting through the world economy and supply chains.
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.
It is critical that governments and the industry come together now to ensure that consumers can have continued access to safe, healthy and nutritious food during this pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.