Friday, December 2, 2016

farmlandgrab.org | Palm oil: Global brands profiting from child and forced labour

farmlandgrab.org | Palm oil: Global brands profiting from child and forced labour
Palm oil: Global brands profiting from child and forced labour
 
Unilever, NestlĂ©, Procter & Gamble among nine household names contributing to labour abuse  The world’s most popular food and household companies are selling food, cosmetics and other everyday staples containing palm oil tainted by shocking human rights abuses in Indonesia, with children as young as eight working in hazardous conditions, said Amnesty International in a new report published today. The report, The great palm oil scandal: Labour abuses behind big brand names, investigates palm oil plantations in Indonesia run by the world’s biggest palm oil grower, Singapore-based agri-business Wilmar, tracing palm oil to nine global firms: AFAMSA, ADM, Colgate-Palmolive, Elevance, Kellogg’s, NestlĂ©, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser and Unilever.

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