Make @Nestle honor its pledge to fight Ivorian Cocoa Child Labor! #CSR cc @ILONEWS #EndChildSlaveLabor2016

Thousands of child slaves need Nestle to follow through on its promise to #SayNØkay2ChildSlaveLabor in cocoa farming.

There has been progress in the effort to eliminate the worst forms of child labor worldwide. As a result of international commitments and the ILO convention to eradicate the worst forms of child labor, tens of millions of children around the world are out of work and in school. But as the world gets closer to the deadline in 2016 for the eradication of child labour around the world, the pace of progress is slowing.

Nestle has a social responsibility to fight to ensure an end to child slave labor in the cocoa farming processes.

We, as consumers, have a responsibility to hold Nestle to their pledge of redoubling efforts to stamp out the practice.

Stepping up the fight against child labour. A large gap remains between the ratification of Conventions on child labour and the actions countries take to deal with the problem. via International Labour Organisation (ILO)

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Nestle pledges action on Ivorian cocoa child labor

(Reuters) – Child labor is still widespread on Ivory Coast cocoa farms supplying Nestle (NESN.VX), an investigation by a workers’ rights group has found, prompting the world’s biggest food group to pledge a redoubling of efforts to stamp out the practice.

The Fair Labor Association (FLA), a Washington-based civil society organization, said its investigation was the first time a multinational chocolate producer had allowed its procurement system to be completely traced and assessed…. read more

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Nestle responds to Fair Labor Association criticism

FLA: Labour violations in sourcing cocoa from Ivory Coast – Nestle pledges action with Ivory Coast supplies

ZURICH, June 29 (Reuters) – Child labour is still widespread on Ivory Coast cocoa farms supplying Nestle, an investigation by a workers’ rights group has found, prompting the world’s biggest food group to pledge a redoubling of efforts to stamp out the practice.

The Fair Labor Association (FLA), a Washington-based civil society organisation, said its investigation was the first time a multinational chocolate producer had allowed its procurement system to be completely traced and assessed.

“The investigation by FLA found that child labor persists despite industry efforts to discourage the employment of children,” it said in a statement…. read more

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The UN’s latest figures estimate that of the  215 million children (127 million boys and 88 million girls) currently trapped (RIGHT NOW AS YOU READ THIS) in some kind of child labour,115 million are trapped in ‘the worst form’ of child slave labour.

Read more about ending Child Slave Labor By 2016  #ECSL2016

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Hello friends,

Nestle has a social responsibility to fight to ensure an end to child slave labour in the cocoa farming processes.

We, as consumers, have a responsibility to hold Nestle to their pledge of redoubling efforts to stamp out the practice.

Gaye

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Gaye Crispin  #ECSL2016

End Child Slave Labor by 2016

#SayNØkay2ChildSlaveLabor

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