Brazilian meatpackers found linked to ranches using slave labour - report

January 15, 2021 EcoVadis ‏‏‎

An investigation has found JBS to be among six Brazilian meatpacker firms that have bought cattle from farms that use slave labour.

The findings were reported by human rights investigator Reporter Brasil earlier this week, with labour experts saying that the firms must clean up their supply chains.

The group identified cases in which JBS, Minerva and four smaller producers sourced cattle from supplier farms that employed workers in slave-like conditions, including earning as little as £8 per day and poor living conditions.

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