What is happening: Nestle are starting up a new helpline for workers in the palm oil supply chain. Workers will be allowed to report on poor working conditions, safety, mistreatment, recruitment, and anything else troubling them in their jobs.
Who is involved: Nestle have partnered with Sime Darby Plantation for the project. ELEVATE and Responsible Business Alliance will co-develop the helpline.
Report: Nestle also took part in a cross-industry collaboration with other members of the Consumer Goods Forum to fight for human and labor rights in the palm oil supply chain.
Action plan: The company also have an action plan in place. 100% of their palm oil will be responsibly sourced by 2020. They will also look to respect indigenous communities, comply with RSPO criteria, and protect high carbon stock lands.
What did Magdi Batato, Nestlé Executive Vice President and Head of Operations say: “We are working alongside other stakeholders, including suppliers, and we believe these ongoing efforts will help improve the lives of those affected by unacceptable practices.”