Pacific Slavery

Tuna brands largely failing to combat slavery in Pacific

The canned tuna industry is rife with allegations of modern slavery in its Pacific supply chains, with little protection for workers from forced labour.

The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre report surveyed dozens of the world's largest canned tuna brands.

While more than four in five of them have public commitments on workers' human rights, this doesn't translate into efforts to end slavery in their supply chains.

The Covid-19 pandemic has also heightened the risk for workers of experiencing modern slavery.