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)

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

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

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

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

Gaye Crispin  #ECSL2016

End Child Slave Labor by 2016

#SayNØkay2ChildSlaveLabor

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Say Nokay To Corporate Social & Environmental Irresponsibilty!

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People before Profit.

Large corporations need to be forced consider people before profit.

They aren’t going to adopt that attitude on their own.

Shareholder  Responsibility.

We shareholders play our part in driving corporate consciousness –  whether we like admit it or not.

If we demand large corporations adopt socially responsible policies, putting ‘people before profit,’ corporates will have no choice but to come in line.

Fracking Is A Good Example

Until there is conclusive evidence that fracking doesn’t negatively impact on the water table, we owe it to future generations to challenge the presented ‘facts.’

We need to ensure we aren’t supporting something which will result in long-term problems for the communities being ‘fracked.’

We need to demand social and environmental responsibility of  corporations we invest in and support.

It’s Up To Us

As always, it’s up us, the people, to use our influence to ensure large corporations don’t run rough-shod  over local and indigenous communities. Governments generally won’t do it. Too often they are too busy being in bed with them.

But! Governments generally will listen and intervene if they think it will impact votes.

We need to get involved, attend shareholder meetings, vote and speak out. Stir it up a bit.

Do you you get involved in understanding what the companies you’ve invested in are up to?

We’d love to hear your story.

Say Nokay

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Hi there,

This is the the place where I record all the things I or my friends have said ‘It’s Not Okay’ to.

It’s also a place for petitions and actions of significance.

It’s my protest place.

Gaye

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