Modern Slavery in Palm Oil industry.
Some of the Worlds leading brands have been accused by an industry body of profiting from Modern Slavery by continuing to source Palm Oil from a company who is under sanctions for forced labour and being complicit in the trafficking of people.
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) said Procter & Gamble, Hershey’s, Unilever, Mars, PepsiCo, Nestlé and Cargill sourced palm oil from FGV, “despite the fact that all companies have policies against sourcing from these kinds of bad actors”
The RSPO investigation, sparked by media reports in 2015, found more than 25 breaches of its sustainability certification criteria. It has directed FGV, formerly FELDA Global Ventures, to implement a special labour policy in respect of all migrant workers, to provide decent living conditions and to “undertake a full legal and operational audit and review of its current employment contract practices/processes/policies/procedures for all workers”.
Fatah Sadaoui, palm oil campaign manager for pressure group SumOfUs, said: “Big brands like Procter & Gamble are profiting from FELDA’s modern-day slavery practices and must be held accountable.” ——————
Source: Will Green – CIPS