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In 2003, NGO Repórter Brasil conducted a trial research to verify the possibility of successfully developing a method to map out supply chains. The following year, the organization released a comprehensive study showing how merchandise produced with slave labor were delivered to the Brazilian and global economy. Problems have been identified in the following supply chains: cattle ranching, coal, soy, cotton, lumber, corn, rice, beans, fruits, potato and sugarcane.
Along with the ILO, businesses and other organizations, Repórter Brasil led the development of the National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labor, the first and only one in its area in the whole world. The initiative brings together more than 130 Brazilian companies, commercial associations and social organizations that are responsible for an annual gross income equivalent to more than 20% of Brazil's gross national product (GNP).
Repórter Brasil's researchers trace companies' supply chains and inform companies of their findings as well as possible solutions.
To implement tools so that the corporate sector and Brazilian society can avoid commercializing products from suppliers that use slave labor