CBIS has been pressing Campbell’s Soup for two years to address the chain of indebtedness and worker dignity in their supply chain. In June, Campbell Soup released a Code of Conduct for suppliers that addresses labor trafficking:
- Forbids suppliers from charging workers fees or retaining passports, so workers have freedom of movement.
- Requires suppliers to provide workers with itemized wage statements, in a language understood by the worker.
- Calls for audits of vendors, subcontractors and independent contractors.
When we next meet with the company, we plan to discuss the rollout of the Code to suppliers, to better understand implementation, effectiveness and adherence.