Human Traffic Watch

Safeway Executive Calls for Industry Effort to Combat Human Trafficking

In Awareness, Human Trafficking on February 18, 2013 at 9:31 am

Carl Graziani, senior vice president, supply chain for Safeway here, is encouraging retailers and CPG manufacturers to begin “mapping their [global] supply chains” in an effort to identify suppliers with suspect labor practices that could include human trafficking and slavery.

“As an industry, we need to think about how we can do this collectively,” he said earlier this month at the Supply Chain Conference, held in Orlando, Fla., by the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association.”Individually, it’s a monumental task.” He suggested an industry initiative to share information, as well as establish a database and standards.

Safeway and other large food retailers based in California have been required over the past year to disclose to consumers on their websites what actions, if any, they are taking  to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their global supply chain, per California’s Supply Chain Transparency Act (SB 657).

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