With your signature you are supporting Tony’s demand for companies across all sectors – not just Big Choco – to be held legally responsible for human rights abuses in their supply chains.
Petition for 100% responsibility
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we’ll be bringing your signatures to eu- and us-government. let’s push for legislation on modern slavery and illegal child labour together!
A lot of chocolate made today is a product of modern slavery and illegal child labor.
Even though chocolate companies have signed agreements including promises to make it stop since 2001.
So, let’s put a stop to empty promises. We need clear legislation that holds companies accountable. To be part of the solution sign our petition here:
Let’s make 100% slave-free (chocolate) the law
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the broken promises
In 2001, the world’s 8 biggest chocolate companies promised to eliminate the worst forms of child labor and modern slavery from their supply chains. They did this by voluntarily signing the Harkin-Engel protocol. Nice, right? Only..
The Harkin-Engel protocol was made up to stop the development of a compulsory “no child slavery” label for chocolate. Almost no Big Choco could make that claim, and seriously, would you buy their bars if you knew the bitter truth?
What’s more, Harkin-Engel is a non-binding protocol, so not living up to it has zero consequences. Even if you signed it again and again and again in 2005, 2008, 2010.. and upped your promise to eliminating ALL forms of child labor and modern slavery.
Surprise, surprise, not a single target has been met. This has been going on for nearly 20 years. Time’s up. Time to act now! Time for all of us to be part of the solution. Time to sign the petition.