Ethical Consumer Guide

The Australian Ethical Consumer Report is out now. Be Slavery Free, Baptist World Aid and McCrindle Research partnered to produce this report that shares insights into what everyday Aussies know about ethical fashion and modern slavery. It uncovers what motivates Australians when making purchasing decisions, and measures their position on the journey towards becoming an…

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Trick or Treat?

If you’re looking for a real fright this Halloween, look at what might be going into your favourite chocolate treat! Child labour? Farmer poverty? Harmful pesticides and farming chemicals? We deserve better, and so do cocoa farmers! Be Slavery Free surveyed the biggest chocolate companies on the planet to find out who is doing good…

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Help Protect Vulnerable People

Help protect vulnerable people from modern slavery, child labour and forced labour. ACRATH invites you to support the Be Slavery Free campaign calling on Starbucks to Come Clean on Cocoa. You may think of Starbucks as a coffee chain, but the company also sells huge amounts of chocolate products. With more than 35,000 Starbucks stores…

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2023 Chocolate Scorecard

The Fourth Edition of the Chocolate Scorecard is now available! Approximately 95% of the chocolate industry is captured by the Chocolate Scorecard. These account for 95% of global chocolate products, Easter eggs among them, and include giants such as Mars, Lindt, Nestlé, Mondelēz (Cadbury), Ferrero and Hershey. The 2023 edition of the Chocolate Scorecrad also…

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Take the Bitterness Out of Chocolate

Easter chocolate is already on the supermarket shelves, so let’s recommit to using our chocolate dollars to buy slavery-free chocolate this year. It’s also the right time to tell our families, friends and communities about the exploitation of children in chocolate production. Encourage them to start buying slavery-free chocolate now – and to keep going…

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Who’s Naughty or Nice

Santa’s not the only one with a list of who’s naughty and nice. Be Slavery Free and their team of experts have had a hard look at all the major chocolate companies across six key areas covering human rights and the environment, and they are sharing the list with us. ACRATH is a member of…

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End Uyghur Forced Labour

Forced labour, child labour (including worst forms) and state-enforced forced labour is not unknown in cotton. In fact, of the top ten cotton producing countries in the world (including the US), only Australia has a clean record for its cotton. China is the third largest cotton producing country in the world, and Xinjiang Province provides…

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Uyghur Forced Labour

Did you know 1 in 5 garments worldwide are linked to Uyghur cotton? The systematic oppression of the Uyghur people by the Chinese Government is undeniable, and the exploitation of detained Uyghurs as a captive labour force is clear. Senator Rex Patrick has been calling on the Federal Government to pass legislation forcing companies to disclose…

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Easter Shopping Guide 2020

Australia-based Be Slavery Free is urging Australian consumers to make a difference this Easter and buy chocolate eggs from companies that are addressing human rights and environmental concerns. Be Slavery Free has joined forces with USA based Mighty Earth and Green America to publish an Easter scorecard, analysing 13 major chocolate companies and 8 cocoa suppliers…

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Tackling Child Labour in Cocoa Supply Chains

In the Harken-Engel Protocol of 2001 chocolate companies assured the US Government and global markets that they could self-regulate and solve the slavery of young boys being trafficked from neighbouring countries into the cocoa farms of West Africa. They further committed that all cocoa sourced by the signatories would be certified cocoa by 2020. It…

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NSW Inquiry Report Recommendations Welcomed

The NSW Parliament passed a Modern Slavery Act in June 2018. However the Act has never been implemented. Instead it was put on hold while an Inquiry into the legislation was conducted. The Inquiry report was released on 25th March. ACRATH and Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) prepared a joint submission for the Inquiry urging the…

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