Workers’ rights in supermarket supply chains

New evidence on the need for action

Publication date: 9 October 2019
Author: Rachel Wilshaw, Robin Willoughby

This Oxfam briefing note presents compelling new evidence that our food supply chains are rife with violations of Human, Labour and Women’s Rights. The paper summarises new research commissioned for Oxfam, which shows the depth and scale of human suffering in food production in India and Brazil linked to international supermarket supply chains.

The briefing note identifies company laggards on workers’ rights, makes clear that progress is possible and where it is being made, and puts forward a framework for action as important steps for supermarkets to end human suffering in their supply chain.