Category: labor issues

US Labor Dept. Awards $5 Million Grant to Address Child Labor and Gender Inequality in Ethiopia

The United States Department of Labor is awarding a $5 million cooperative agreement with the multinational Atlanta-based nonprofit CARE for a project designed to reduce child labor and improve...

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Sustainable Coffee Challenge Sets 2025 Climate and Labor Goals

With participation from many of the world’s largest coffee trading and roasting companies, the Sustainable Coffee Challenge has announced broad and ambitious climate- and labor-related goals towards making coffee...

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Sustainability Champion Angela Pelaez of RGC on Including Farmworkers

As the seed-to-cup narrative typically begins with coffee farmers, it thereby leaves out a critical group of people who make coffee production possible: farmworkers. Farmworkers remain the most vulnerable...

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Global Coffee Platform Launching Modern Day Slavery Initiative in Brazil

The nonprofit Global Coffee Platform (GCP) is launching a four-year initiative tackling the ongoing issue of modern day slavery in the Brazilian coffee sector. Organized in coordination with the...

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COVID-19 and the Most Complex Colombian Coffee Harvest in Decades

Dotted throughout the sweeping hills and mountains of Antioquia lie thousands of coffee farms that have remained virtually unchanged for generations. Coloring the landscape with neat green rows beneath...

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Nespresso Releases Plan to Combat Child Labor Found in its Supply Chain

Following a British public television Channel 4 investigative report that aired in March, Nespresso has announced the results of its own internal investigation into child labor in its supply...

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Nespresso and Clooney Respond as Child Labor Report Looms

Swiss coffee giant Nespresso is responding to allegations of child labor in its supply chain that are scheduled to air in a UK television documentary next week. The company...

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