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   ... →

Nestlé, Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland: child slavery in Cote D’Ivor case

As Facing Finance reported in January of this year, six former child slaves who had been trafficked from Mali to Cote D’Ivoire filed a suit against Nestlé, Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill, alleging they were forced to harvest cocoa.

After   ... →

British American Tobacco: Human Rights Violations in Bangladesh

Recently Facing Finance published the results of a study by Human Rights Watch on the working conditions occurring on Indonesian tobacco plantations.

Now the Swedish organization, Swedwatch, reports on similar incidents of environmental and human rights violations this time in   ... →

Neue Vorwürfe gegen Samsung: Kinderarbeit in Zulieferfabrik entdeckt

 The Samsung booth display at CES 2009 | Bild (Ausschnitt): © Ben Franske [GNU Free Documentation Licence] - Wikimedia Commons

Erneut schwere Vorwürfe gegen Samsung: Bei einem Zulieferer des Elektronikherstellers müssen Kinder unter ausbeuterischen Bedingungen arbeiten, bis zu 11 Stunden am Tag, teilweise unbezahlt. Das wirft die US-amerikanische Organisation China Labour Watch dem Elektronikriesen in einem neuen Bericht vor. Die   ... →

Press Release: New Study by terre des hommes and SüDWIND on Forced Child Labour.

Osnabrück/ Siegburg, 6 June 2014: Forced labour, similar to slavery, of adults and children is a very lucrative and profitable business generating about 150 billion US in profits annually. According to international estimates, worldwide approximately 21 million people are victims   ... →

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   ... →