United States: Anti-slavery chocolate is taken off ethical list

The fast-growing anti-slavery chocolate brand Tony’s Chocolonely has been dropped from a list of ethical makers because of its links with a large manufacturer that admits it benefits from child labour.

The chocolate, which is sold by Sainsbury’s, has been dropped by Slave Free Chocolate because of its links to Barry Callebaut, which has admitted that its own supply chain is not child labour and slavery-free.

Yesterday it was named as a defendant in a case filed in the United States on behalf of eight former Malian child labourers who allege that large cocoa processors “knowingly profited from the forced labour of children performing hazardous work” in West Africa.

The original full article can be found at thetimes.co.uk


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