Meet a lawyer fighting some of the world’s biggest corporations to ensure that children are not turned into slaves who produce goods on our supermarket shelves.
From 12.00 noon UK Time
Terry Collingsworth has travelled to the most dangerous and conflict-ridden parts of the world. In West Africa, for example, children are forced into slavery to produce cocoa for the chocolate we all take for granted. Terry is challenging the confectionary giant Nestle to end this appalling practice of slavery in its supply chain. Working all hours in the most difficult conditions for little money, Terry has taken on some of the biggest names in the business including Shell, Exxon and Firestone. His purpose is to see a world where workers are respected and where multinational companies are not allowed to go to corrupt, lawless places and exploit communities while making billions for themselves. His latest case has been in the U.S. Supreme Court. His passion is to win justice and his grit is his determination to keep going as long as he can. What makes a lawyer who could have become a multi-millionaire turn to helping the most vulnerable and how does he keep going? PPG presenter, Humphrey Hawksley, has covered the very stories that Terry will be telling of children kept out of school, beaten, threatened and sold into slavery.