Archive for February, 2012

Human Rights Abuses in the Seafood Industry

The life of a commodity never begins at the cash register.  By the time it reaches a store shelf, a product has the potential to have already encountered a series of human rights breaches during the trajectory of its production.   Just one glance at the range of industries featured on the Free2Work website indicates that… Read more

Ethical Valentines Day Gifts

Flowers, jewelry, and chocolate:  collectively, these are the modern-day linchpin of Valentine’s Day.  Yet lurking in the shadows of these industries is a myriad of highly-contentious labour issues.  In order to produce larger quantities of products at a lower price, many companies knowingly or unknowingly use supply chains in which child or forced labour, poor… Read more