Caught out: Canned tuna brands fail to fight slavery

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Caught out: Canned tuna brands fail to fight slavery

Most companies aren't enforcing their modern slavery policies throughout supply chains, a rights group says

Lin Taylor

About 80% of the world’s biggest canned tuna brands do not know who caught their fish, putting workers in the industry at risk of exploitation and slavery, a human rights group said on Monday.

Of 35 tuna companies and supermarkets surveyed by the UK-based Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC), only 20% detailed their supply chains in the Pacific region, which provides 60% of the world’s tuna, according to the World Bank.

The report said only seven companies, including Bumble Bee Foods, Aldi Nord and Thai Union, the world’s largest canned tuna company, disclosed their entire supply chains...

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