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Chocolate industry slammed for failure to crack down on child labour

Sarah Best

10th November 2020

A study conducted through the University of Chicago has found that more than "two-fifths (43%) of all children aged between five and 17 in cocoa-growing regions of Ghana and Ivory Coast - world’s largest cocoa producers – are engaged in hazardous work."

Companies such as Nestle and Mars pledged in 2001 to eliminate the use of child labour, although previous deadlines to deliver on this pledge have not been met.

This article could be used for the Global Development unit (globalisation) as well as Crime and Deviance (human rights).

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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