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 Coffee and forced labour

 Brasilianische Kaffeebohnen, Chess REO/ Flickr | Bild (Ausschnitt): © Albert Cesario [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] - Flickr

Once again Nestlé is facing accusations related to its apparent inability to exclude violations of fundamental labour and human rights in its supply chain. After allegations of child labour in Côte d’Ivoire on Nestlé delivered cocoa plantations, and slave-like conditions in the production of Nestle cat food in Thailand, now Brazilian suppliers of Nestlé Coffee division are facing criticism due to forced labor – and thus once again Nestlé itself.   ... →