Amnesty International published a damning new report into the practices of major consumer goods multinationals. The human rights nongovernmental organization (NGO) unpicks the palm oil supply chain, and finds evidence of forced labor, child employment and dangerous working conditions within the palm oil supply chain.
Although the company primarily under investigation is Wilmar, the world’s largest palm oil producer, it is the brand names that this firm supplies that faces the charity’s opprobrium. Colgate, Nestlé and Unilever all come under heavy criticism for allowing conditions to emerge in their supply chains that many would regard as shocking.
Amnesty International interviewed 120 workers within Wilmar’s plantations, as well as digging deeper into their suppliers in Indonesia.
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