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June 15, 2014

Thailand

CP Foods Rebuts Slavery Charges

 

On June 14, 2014, Adirek Sripratak, president and chief executive officer of Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF), a leading shrimp farming and shrimp feed manufacturing company in Thailand, in response to articles in The Guardian  newspaper about slave labor being used to source the fishmeal used in CP’s shrimp feeds, said: “CPF unequivocally denounces slavery and forced labor.  Since April 2013, we have tried our best to actively audit our entire supply chain.  We have stopped business with all vendors found to violate our CSR and ethical policy.”

 

“We also have been working closely with the Thai Department of Fisheries and eight Thai seafood and fishing associations to stop all use of illegal labor.  CPF strictly complies with Thailand’s labor laws and international labor laws,” he added.

 

“CPF has engaged the International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization (IFFO), the world’s leading non-government organization that certifies fishmeal and fish oil, to audit and certify its seafood supply chain.  In June 2014, a CPF shrimp feed mill will become the first feed mill in Asia to be certified by IFFO’s Responsible Supply Chain of Custody standard,” Adirek said.

 

Source: The Nation.  CPF Denounces Slavery and Forced Labour.  June 15, 2015.

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