Nestlé Plan Aims to Reduce Risk of Worker Abuse by Seafood Suppliers

November 24, 2015

Nestlé S.A. plans to start cracking down on slavery and other human rights and labor abuses identified during a recent year-long investigation. The Swiss transnational food and beverage company announced the plan on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015.

These abuses involve poor migrant workers from Asian countries who are reportedly sold or induced into virtual slavery to catch and process fish, which then ends up in seafood supply chains via fish farms and other manufactured products.

According to the investigation, completed by Amherst, MA-based Verité, a group focusing on labor conditions related to global supply chains, such abuses are rife among Asian…