“Kellogg’s, Nestle, Proctor & Gamble accused of profiting from child [slavery]”

“Nine global firms – AFAMSA, ADM, Colgate-Palmolive, Elevance, Kellogg’s, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser and Unilever – all use palm oil produced by Wilmar in their products….

Meghna Abraham, senior investigator at Amnesty International [said]…

“There is nothing sustainable about palm oil that is produced using child labour and forced labour. The abuses discovered within Wilmar’s palm oil operations are not isolated incidents but are systemic and a predictable result of the way Wilmar does business,” she said…

In the report, Amnesty International alleged that kids as young as 8 are forced to work without safety equipment, in an environment full of hazards including exposure to chemicals, toxic fire smoke and falling branches. Furthermore, these kids regularly have to carry sacks of palm fruit weighing up to 55 pounds (or 25 kg).”


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