Thus two countries that are especially implicated in child trafficking in the cocoa trade are cote d'ivoire which is the receiving country reports declare that the number of slaves at present is the highest it has ever been (free the slaves) and ghana about 700 the pleasure that people from various nations around the world are deriving. Hence, this assignment would like to mention a problem about child labor and child trafficking based on a sample as a case-documentary slavery in the chocolate factories to bring some insight and understanding of practice human resource management in ethical and human right (santarchy, 2011. Topical research digest: human rights and contemporary slavery forced child labor and cocoa production in west africa by marjie sackett the cocoa industry has profited from the utilization of forced labor in west africa since the late. Ivory coast is the world's leading producer of cocoa, the raw ingredient for chocolate, and is responsible for about 36 percent of global exports the cocoa trade of ivory coast is mired in the exploitation of children, war and corrupt profits for ivorian officials and western big chocolate business.
In 2001, the us state department estimated there were 15,000 child slaves in cocoa, cotton, and coffee farms in côte d'ivoire, and the chocolate manufacturers association acknowledged that child slavery is used in the cocoa harvest. The company purchases the primary ingredient in its products from sources notorious for abusive labor practices including forced labor, human trafficking, and child slavery in 2009, the payson center for international development at tulane university published an assessment of child labor in the cocoa supply chain . The chocolate industry concedes that more needs to be done, but says that even since 2009 its programmes have helped hundreds of thousands of cocoa farming families and more than one million children.
The use of child slave labor in the ivory coast is a humanitarian tragedy so wrote senior judge dorothy nelson, joined by judge kim wardlaw, in a ninth circuit panel opinion back in 2014. Child labor as juan forero notes in the new york times , [t]he existence of child labor on plantations is a product of simple arithmetic workers receive so little in part because the wholesalers and retailers abroad reap most of the profits, particularly with the recent consolidation of huge retail outlets like wal-mart, costco and carrefour. March 1, 2016, 6:30 am edt for a decade and a half, the big chocolate makers have promised to end child labor in their industry—and have spent tens of millions of dollars in the effort.
The chocolate industry child trafficing & slavery. While our case was pending on appeal, the evidence continued to mount that child slavery is still a thriving practice in the cocoa sector of cote d'ivoire on july 30, 2015, tulane university released its final report confirming that literally millions of children continue to work harvesting cocoa for the international market. Nestlé admits slavery in thailand while fighting child labour lawsuit in ivory coast to recognise is that in neither case did the companies suffer greatly in terms of being associated with. Fortune magazine in 2008 reported that slavery in the ivory coast was still a continuing problem, and a bbc documentary entitled chocolate: the bitter truth, broadcast on march 24, 2010, a decade after the use of slave boys in the chocolate industry was first revealed, showed young boys were still being used as slaves on the cocoa farms of the.
While we enjoy the sweet taste of chocolate, the reality is strikingly different for african children in 2001 consumers around the world were outraged to discover that child labor and slavery, trafficking, and other abuses existed on cocoa farms in the ivory coast, a country that produces nearly half the world's cocoa. The law suit that was dismissed is the the big important doe vs nestlé that is going back to trial in the 9th district this is actually 3 separate class action law suits alleging the companies should have disclosed that child slavery is used to harvest their beans on the chocolate bar labels. Global awareness of child labor in the chocolate industry was first raised back in 2000, by the documentary slavery: a global investigation the film unearthed the story of a group of boys who had been working on large cocoa farms, as they outlined a life of beatings, back-breaking work, and heartache.
In 2002, a chilling documentary titled slavery: a global investigation, brought national attention to the chocolate industry's usage of child slaves, igniting outrage among consumers and. Introduction the forced labour of children in the ivorian cocoa farms is at a distance from the glamourised candy producers such as mars and nestlé, and a universe away from the day-to-day consumers of chocolate. For the world's biggest chocolate makers — hershey, nestle, and mars account for more than 35 percent of global chocolate production — practices like child slave labor, rainforest demolition.
Chocolate bars have a dark, often untold story of human trafficking and child slavery cocoa plantations on the ivory coast use unpaid child labor to harvest the cocoa beans, often employing tactics such as physical abuse by overseers on plantations in west africa. The problem of child slavery and indentured servitude in the coffee and cocoa industries in ivory coast, where half of the world's cocoa is grown on about 600,000 plantations, is nothing new. Research method: this case talks about slavery in the chocolate industry they treat children as slavery, and force them to do hard work the reason by various factors, we can discuss form systemic, corporate and individual ethical issues. And it is this matter specifically that the documentary, the chocolate case, tackles produced by blazhoffski/dahl tv, the film tells the story of three journalists (maurice dekkers, teun van de keuken, and roland durong) who uncovered child slavery in the cocoa industry and tried to persuade large corporations to end the practice.