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Content: This short paper reflects on the way forward for companies to address labour exploitation in their agricultural supply chain.

Year: April 2018

Language: EN

Keywords: Agricultural Sector, Human Rights Due Diligence, Labour Exploitation, Food Production, Supplier Engagement, Supply Chain Visibility & Traceability, Ethical Recruitment.

Abstract:

This short paper tends to shed light and reflect on the way forward for companies to address labour exploitation in their agricultural supply chain. For that, it will first refer to some of the cases reported in Spain and Italy to then briefly reflect on the potential actions, companies might take to tackle labour exploitation in their agricultural supply chain.

Germany is the main market destination for Spanish and Italian exportations in the fruit and vegetable sector. In crop year 2016/2017, Germany bought from Spain almost 2.0 billion kilograms of fruits. Citrus fruit, pepper and cucumber are among the most in demand. 

Authors: Cecilia Barral Diego, Lisa Szeponik