Thursday, March 20, 2008

Help put Nestlé in the Corporate Hall of Shame

You can vote to put Nestlé in the Corporate Hall of Shame. This is an initiative of the US organisation, Corporate Accountability International, which, as Infact, launched the first boycott of Nestlé in 1977, leading to the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes in 1981. Go to this page:

While our work with partners in bringing those measures into legislation is helping to stop malpractice and save lives, Nestlé continues aggressive marketing, where it can get away with it. The current boycott puts pressure on Nestlé to abide by the marketing requirements elsewhere and has helped force some changes in policy. However, as I write, Neslé is attempting to excuse its advertising of infant formula in South Africa, despite this being a clear breach of the Code and Nestlé's own Infant Formula Policy for Developing Countries. See:

As you'll see from the Corporate Accountability International profile on Nestlé, there are a whole host of other concerns, some of which we have also addressed in our press release on Nestlé latest PR offensive, its 'Shared Value' report. See:

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