7 million children are suffering in Europe’s coffee supply chain

January 8, 2021 EcoVadis ‏‏‎

President Ursula von der Leyen pledged to have “zero tolerance” for child labour in EU trade, and asserted a vision and priorities to have an EU that stands up for justice and human rights.  She stressed that the EU economy must prioritize “social fairness and prosperity” for all people. While these are ambitious, promising steps, such aspirations are useless unless effective action is taken.

Sadly, child labour continues to increase in the EU supply chain of coffee, cocoa, and many other agricultural products. Child labour negates social fairness, equality, and justice, and weakens and threatens the rule of law.

Read the full article at: www.euractiv.com

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