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9 October 2018

GES launches second benchmark report on child labour in the cocoa supply chain

As a part of its long-term engagement, GES published its second public report on the issue, including investor expectations and a corporate benchmark of leading cocoa and chocolate companies.

GES has engaged the cocoa industry for many years to increase its effort in tackling the issue of child labour. Last year GES released a report, which was first of its kind investor report on the topic, was backed by more than 60 institutional investors world-wide supporting GES’ call for increased efforts by the cocoa industry to combat widespread child labour in its supply chain.

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1 September 2018

GES publishes the Communication on Progress report to UN Global Compact 2018

GES has published an annual report to UN Global Compact summarising the activities we took as part of our services to advance its Ten Principles on human rights, labour rights, environment and anti-corruption. The report covers the period between 1 August 2017 and 1 August 2018 and gives examples of our work and achievements. Use the link below to read the report.

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GES joined the United Nations Global Compact in 2004 and we are continuously committed to upholding and advancing its principles. In 2018, GES decided to change its UN Global Compact membership status from signatory to participant.

 

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