Nestle reveals cocoa child labour findings

Nestle reveals cocoa child labour findings

An investigation, set up at the behest of the Kit Kat manufacturer, has shown child labour exists in its cocoa supply chain and the world's largest food company has pledged to act.

Comment: Nestle takes responsibility on child labour

4 July 2012

Ben Cooper believes Nestle's response to the investigation into its Ivory Coast cocoa supply chain by the Fair Labor Association has the potential to move the needle on what has been frequently described as an intractable issue.

GLOBAL: Cocoa processors could follow Nestle's lead - FLA

4 July 2012

Cocoa processors including Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland could be encouraged to follow the example of Nestle and launch investigations into their cocoa supply chains, the head of the Fair Labor Association has told just-food.

In the spotlight: Nestle move on child labour broadly welcomed

4 July 2012

An investigation by the Fair Labor Association (FLA) into Nestle's cocoa supply chain in Ivory Coast has uncovered numerous breaches of its supplier code and most crucially extensive use of child labour. Ben Cooper examines the FLA findings and their implications.

SWITZ: Probe reveals child labour in Nestle supply chain

29 June 2012

An investigation into Nestle's cocoa supply chain has revealed "numerous violations" of its labour code, notably with regard to child labour.

Sustainability Watch – Child labour in cocoa production

14 December 2011

Nestle's plan to partner with the Fair Labor Association in investigating the use of child labour in its cocoa supply chain could raise the bar in terms of corporate accountability regarding this long-running problem. Ben Cooper reports.

Focus: Nestle takes new tack to curb child labour in cocoa

1 December 2011

A decade of industry efforts to curb the use of child labour in cocoa farming has made progress - but the pace of change has angered campaigners. Nestle this week announced a new plan to try to tackle the issue and, while the Swiss food giant insists it is committed to the existing initiatives, it appears the company wants to take control of its own fortunes in this area. Ben Cooper reports.

SWITZ/COTE D'IVOIRE: Charity welcomes Nestle child labour probe

28 November 2011

A body that campaigns against human trafficking has welcomed Nestlé's investigation into whether cocoa farms that supply its factories use child labour.

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