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Famous Companies That Use Slavery

Although the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 officially outlawed slavery worldwide, approximately 30 million people remain slaves today, according to the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation. These include people enslaved by debt bondage, child labor, human trafficking, forced marriage, and forced labor. With many powerful companies moving their labour overseas to exploit cheaper, less strict labour laws, the very real problem of slavery is huge . While countries like India (14 million) China (3 million) and Thailand (.473 million) rank amongst the highest offenders, it is estimated that even in the US there are about 60,000 slaves! Watch as SUPERLATIVES takes a look at 5 Famous MAJOR Companies That Use Slavery.

1. COTTON Picking forced on civilians by Uzbekistan. Forever 21, H&M, Toys R Us and Urban Outfitters.

SOURCE: http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/02/opinion…

2. COCOA industry in the Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) produces nearly half of the worlds Cocoa. 90% of it, is produced using slavery. Hershey’s, MARS, Kraft and Nestle have all been linked.

SOURCE: http://anonhq.com/7-famous-brands-tha…

3. FOXCONN is an electronics manufacturer in China who has been linked to major labour violations producing for companies like Apple, Amazon, Hewlett Packard and Dell.

SOURCE: https://www.theguardian.com/technolog…

https://www.cnet.com/pictures/the-mak…

4. CARPET BELT in India is tainted by an ugly truth of child slavery. Kidnapped children are placed into looms and forced to weave carpets that end up in major retailers like Macy’s, Target and IKEA.

SOURCE: https://cdn2.sph.harvard.edu/wp-conte…

https://www.forbes.com/sites/meghabah…

5. CLOTHING SEWING is often done by american companies going overseas and building factories that often outsource their labour to sweatshops who use slavery. Walmart has been linked to use this labour today and several companies were caught in 2000 using sweatshops in Saipan. Calvin Klein, Target, J.C. Penny and Abercrombie & Fitch just to name a few.

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