In summer 2014, there was extensive reporting on difficult working conditions and forced labour in the Thai fishing industry, which is an important subcontractor of many global companies. The workers come from Myanmar (Burma) and Cambodia. Agents charge illegal fees to give them work, which binds them to the work on fishing vessels and in ports and shellfish farms in Thailand with little opportunity to earn the fees they have paid. The food company Nestlé asked the organisation Verité to conduct an analysis of the company’s subcontractors in Thailand’s fishing industry. In November 2015, Verité reported on this and confirmed that there are extensive violations of human rights in the supplier chain. Nestlé is now working on a detailed action plan that they intend to present in 2016. The company plans to introduce new requirements on all potential suppliers in the area, to engage external auditors and to present annual reports. The Council on Ethics believes that Nestlé acted as a role model by engaging Verité and will continue the dialogue with Nestlé to see how the companies implement their action plans. The Thai company Thai Union Frozen Products has also been linked to violations in the supplier chain and has begun an action plan, the implementation of which will be monitored by the Council on Ethics.