Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment
Global Supply Chain
Mission: To move corporations in a systemic and systematic way to improve wages and working conditions within all elements of the global supply chain.
NWCRI & ICCR applaud Hershey’s vow to Source 100% certified cocoa by 2020. This move to certify its entire product line is seen as a significan step to eradicate trafficking and forced child labor on cocoa farms and plantations.
Hershey has made substantial progress towards its 2020 goal. The company sourced 30 percent of its total global cocoa purchases from certified sources in 2014. This puts Hershey ahead of schedule to meet its 2015 goal of 50 percent.
Global Supply Chain issues & companies include:
- Environmentally & socially responsible global supply chain: Walmart
- Human trafficking / forced labor in supply chain: Kroger
- Child Labor: Hershey
- Human Trafficking: tourism & travel industry: Hyatt, Delta Southwest, Starwood, Wyndham
On July 28, 2015 US Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Chris Smith (R-NJ) introduced The Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking & Slavery Act of 2015 which would require companies to make public disclosures to the Security and Exchange Commission regarding auditing and verification procedures, risk assessments, training, remediation plans and accountability mechanisms that address trafficking and slavery risks in their supply chains.