Criticism of Wilmar continues: Amnesty International finds labour violations

 West Kalimantan 
Boy collecting Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) in an oil palm plantation. Sanggau, West Kalimantan. November 2005. | Bild (Ausschnitt): © Wakx [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0] - flickr

Whether Nestlé, Unilever, Procter & Gamble or Kellogg’s, palm oil is included in almost all branded products. Behind it is often one name: Wilmar, an agrarian company and leading palm oil producer. Especially in Indonesia, the Group operates through a subsidiary and has been implicated in forced labor, discrimination, low-income and child labor, as Amnesty International reported in a report from 2016.   ... →

Nestlé: Child labour on cocoa plantations – Appeal rejected

Over the past few years there have been numerous reports related to child labour on cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast. Nestlé too sources its cocoa from plantations in the country. Recently, there have been new developments in reference to the Swiss company and its cocoa production.

The US Supreme Court has rejected the appeal by Nestlé to throw the case out, and has allowed litigation to move forward which will address Nestlé´s responsibility for child labour on their supplier plantations.   ... →

Australia’s biggest four banks finance land grabs, illegal logging and child labor

A recent Oxfam Australia report (Banking on Shaky Ground, April 2014)  reveals that Australia’s mayor banks- National Australian Bank (NAB),  Commonwealth Bank (CBA), Westpac and ANZ are funding, directly and indirectly, companies which are responsible for human rights violations, land grabbing, illegal logging and child labor in Asia and the Pacific. The report accuses the banks to invest directly and indirectly in questionable companies in Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Brazil.   ... →

Child Labour in Indian Glimmer mines

In the poor Indian region of Jharkhand, children as young as 12 work in the mica mines for about 50 rupees a day. Their income is highly needed to support their families but they miss out school and are endangered by snake and scorpion bites, the collapse of the caves, cuts and respiratory illnesses. Although no child under 18 is allowed to work, enforcement of the law is weak.   ... →

Nestlé ‘failing’ on child labour abuse, says FLA report

29 June 2012

By Humphrey Hawksley | BBC News

The food company Nestle has been accused of failing to carry out checks on child labour and other abuses in part of its cocoa supply chain. A report by an independent auditor, the Fair Labor Association (FLA), says it found “multiple serious violations” of the company’s own supplier code.   ... →

Nestlé: Accused of persistent child labour on its cocoa farms

Rights of the child infringed in Ivory Coast

A report of the Washington-based civil society organisation Fair Labor Association (FLA) has shown that child labour is still widespread on Ivory Coast cocoa farms supplying Nestlé. It was the first time that a multinational chocolate producer had allowed its procurement system to be completely traced and assessed.   ... →