Cividep and Future in Our Hands Norway have published a report looking at the state of occupational health and safety in tanneries in Tamil Nadu.
Interviews with tannery workers in Chennai and Ranipet revealed shocking negligence and violation of Indian laws governing hazardous industries. Women who work as helpers and migrant workers from Eastern and Northern States are especially vulnerable.
Cividep are also working with Homeworkers Worldwide to improve the conditions of homeworkers in the leather footwear industry in Tamil Nadu. You can read more about this in the Stitching Our Shoes report in our Resources section.
There is mounting evidence that workers throughout the leather supply chain experience poor working conditions and health and safety risks. To read the Tougher Than Leather report click the link below.