Magazine article New Internationalist

Seriously. True Tales of a Mixed-Up World

Magazine article New Internationalist

Seriously. True Tales of a Mixed-Up World

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Chocolate and child slaves

Seriously readers will be delighted to hear that Nestlé - the world's most boycotted company - has been taking its corporate social responsibilities very 'seriously'.

This is good news for those of you who've been concerned about recent revelations of child slavery and child labour being in widespread use in Côte d'lvoire's cocoa industry (where 50 per cent of the world's cocoa is produced). A recently announced legal action against Nestlé brought on behalf of children in Côte d'Ivoire had some commentators worried that the world's largest food corporation's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments were just a marketing ploy.

But thankfully the Swiss company has set the record straight, proving once again that it is an ethical, caring and child-friendly teddy bear of a transnational. …

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