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• Nestlé, based in Switzerland, is the world's largest food company. It manufactures a wide variety of food products, from chocolate to frozen dinners to pet food, and is one of the top four water bottling companies in the world. It controls one-third of the American bottled water market, selling water under 70 different brand names.

• Bottled water contributes to the plastic waste problem and seizes water that should remain a shared public resource. Nestlé has been repeatedly sued for the impacts of its bottled water operations on communities and for false advertising of its products.

• Nestlé has been criticized internationally for its aggressive marketing of infant formula in countries where potable water is scarce, leading to a reduction in breastfeeding and increased risk for infants.

• Nestlé is also one of the world's largest chocolate producers, and critics charge that this makes it a contributor to child and forced labor problems in cocoa-growing nations.

• The International Labor Rights Forum has sued Nestlé for its involvement with child labor.

• Fight Nestlé's food and water abuses by taking action and visit Go Green to learn about sustainable alternatives to Nestlé's products.

-- Profile Updated 01/31/2011

About Nestlé


Switzerland-based Nestlé S.A. manufactures a wide variety of food products from chocolate to frozen dinners to pet food. In addition, Nestlé is one of the most prominent bottled water companies in the world, and also produces personal and health care products. Companies owned by Nestle include Gerber, Perrier, Purina, and more. Nestlé SA, employs approximately 260,000 people and reported sales of over $121 billion in 2007. Nestlé USA, the North American subsidiary of Nestlé S.A., accounted for $8.25 billion of Nestlé's annual sales in 2007. The company also owns 26 percent of L'Oreal.

Campaigns

Tell Nestle to Stop Bullying Municipal Utilities

Nestle threatened to sue Miami-Dade County in Florida after the county aired public service messages telling people that the county’s public tap water was cheaper…

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Nestle threatened to sue Miami-Dade County in Florida after the county aired public service messages telling people that the county’s public tap water was cheaper, safer, and purer than bottled water. Food and Water Watch is asking people to write a letter to Nestle telling them to stop bullying municipal utilities.

action.foodandwaterwatch.org/t/5915/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=1427&track=wa...


Ask Nestle to Stop Child Labor on Cocoa Plantations

Despite Nestle USA’s public commitment to ending child labor on cocoa farms by July 2005…

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Despite Nestle USA’s public commitment to ending child labor on cocoa farms by July 2005, child labor abuses on West African cocoa farms continues unabated. The International Labor Rights Forum is asking consumers to send letters to Nestle demanding that the company monitor all farms to ensure no child labor is being used, invest more money in rehabilitation and education programs for former cocoa workers, as well as make a substantial and sustained commitment to Fair Trade cocoa.

http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/Nestle08


Corporate Accountability International Water Campaign

Coke, Nestlé, and Pepsi are misleading consumers to believe that bottled water is healthier than tap water--but bottled water is actually less regulated than public water sources…

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Coke, Nestlé, and Pepsi are misleading consumers to believe that bottled water is healthier than tap water--but bottled water is actually less regulated than public water sources. Corporate Accountability International urges the public to tell Coke, Nestlé, and Pepsi to end the deceitful promotion of their bottled water brands and to stop interfering in policies that protect public water. Take action now by clicking on the URL below.

www.stopcorporateabusenow.org/campaign/exposebottledwater


Baby Milk Action

Baby Milk Action (BMA), a UK-based non-profit group…

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Baby Milk Action (BMA), a UK-based non-profit group, is opposing Nestlé's aggressive baby formula marketing campaigns. In cooperation with other child health organizations, BMA is calling for the continued boycott of all Nestlé products and brands due to the company’s refusal to comply with the World Health Assembly’s baby food marketing guidelines. International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), a world-wide network of organizations dedicated to reducing infant mortality, found Nestlé to be responsible for more violations of baby food marketing requirements, as outlined by the World Health Assembly, than any other company. BMA claims that Nestlé’s practices are needlessly putting greater numbers of infants at risk of malnutrition and even death by misleading mothers about the health benefits of its baby food products.

www.babymilkaction.org


Affiliates

- A/S Nestlé Norge - Sandvika, Norway
- Alcon Belgium N.V. - Puurs, Belgium
- Alcon Canada, Inc. - Mississauga, Canada

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- Alcon Canada, Inc. - Mississauga, Canada
- Alcon Eye Care, Inc. - Fort Worth, TX
- Alcon Italia S.p.A. - Milan, Italy
- Alcon Japan Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan
- Alcon Laboratories (Australia) Pty. Ltd. - Frenchs Forest, Australia
- Alcon Laboratories (UK) Ltd. - Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
- Alcon Laboratories Hellas E.P.E. - Maroussi, Greece
- Alcon Laboratories Inc - Irvine, CA
- Alcon Laboratories Inc. - Elkridge, MD
- Alcon Laboratories Inc. - Honolulu, HI
- Alcon Laboratories Inc. - Houston, TX
- Alcon Laboratories Inc. - Sinking Spring, PA
- Alcon Laboratories Pty Ltd - Randburg, South Africa
- Alcon Laboratories, Inc. - Fort Worth, TX
- Alcon Laboratorios Argentina S.A. - Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Alcon Laboratorios Chile Limitada - Santiago, Chile
- Alcon Laboratorios do Brasil S.A. - Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Alcon Laboratorios S.A. de C.V. - Mexico, Mexico
- Alcon Laboratuvarlan A.S. - Istanbul, Turkey
- Alcon Manufacturing Ltd. - Huntington, WV
- Alcon Nederland B.V. - Gorinchem, Netherlands
- Alcon Pharma GmbH - Freiburg, Germany
- Alcon Puerto Rico, Inc. - San Juan, PR
- Alcon Surgical - Fort Worth, TX
- Alcon Sverige AB - Bromma, Sweden
- Alcon Systems, Inc. - Vineland, NJ
- Alcon, Inc. - Hunenberg, Switzerland
- Alcon-Cusi S.A. - Barcelona, Spain
- Alois Dallmayr Kaffee OHG - Munich, Germany
- Arrow Head Mountain Spring Water - Ontario, CA
- Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water Company - Colton, CA
- Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water Company - Greenwich, CT
- Arrowhead Waters - Chatsworth, CA
- Blaue Quellen Mineral- und Heilbrunnen AG - Rhens, Germany
- Buitoni SpA - San Sepolcro, Italy
- Buxton Mineral Water Company Ltd. - Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
- Calistoga Water Co. - Calistoga, CA
- Carnation Foods Ltd. - Marlow, United Kingdom
- Carnation Italia S.p.A. - Udine, Italy
- Carnation Manufacturing Co. (Thailand) Ltd. - Bangkok, Thailand
- Cereal Partners Espana AEIE - Barcelona, Spain
- Cereal Partners Worldwide - Morges, Switzerland
- Ceylon Nutritional Foods Ltd. - Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Chambourcy Food Co. Ltd. - Croydon, United Kingdom
- Chambourcy Roche aux Fees - Clamart, France
- Chocolates Nestlé S.A. - Caracas, Venezuela
- Cicolac Ltda. - Bogota, Colombia
- Cokoladovny AS - Prague, Czech Republic
- Comestibles La Rosa S.A. - Bogota, Colombia
- Compagnie Fermiere de L'Etablissement Thermal de Vichy - Paris, France
- Compagnie Francaise de Boissons Gazeuses - Paris, France
- Companhia Produtora de Alimentos S.A. - Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Compania Dominicana de Alimentos Lacteos S.A. - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
- Conagra Foods Trenton Plant - Trenton, MO
- Contadina Fresh - Solon, OH
- D'Onofrio S.A. - Lima, Peru
- Davigel S.A. - Dieppe, France
- Deer Park Spring Water, Inc. - Breinigsville, PA
- Deutsche Libby GmbH - Frankfurt, Germany
- Drammen Is A/S - Oslo, Norway
- Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream - Oakland, CA
- Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc. (Subsidiary) - Oakland, CA
- Edy's Grand Ice Cream Company - Bronx, NY
- Edy's Grande Ice Cream Midwest Region - Glendale Heights, IL
- Friskies Petcare Company Inc. - Crete, NE
- Galderma Brasil Ltda. - Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Galderma Canada, Inc. - Thornhill, Canada
- Galderma International - Paris, France
- Galderma Laboratories, L.P. - Fort Worth, TX
- Galderma Laboratorium GmbH - Bruchsal, Germany
- Golden Products Corporation - Saint Louis, MO
- Goplana S.A. - Poznan, Poland
- Great Spring Waters of America - Dracut, MA
- Great Spring Waters of America - El Monte, CA
- Great Spring Waters of America - Houston, TX
- Great Spring Waters of America - Lanham, MD
- Great Spring Waters of America - Los Angeles, CA
- Great Spring Waters of America - Moonachie, NJ
- Great Spring Waters of America - Newburgh, NY
- Great Spring Waters of America - Nipomo, CA
- Great Spring Waters of America - Poland Spring, ME
- Great Spring Waters of America - San Benito, TX
- Great Spring Waters of America - Thousand Palms, CA
- Great Spring Waters of America - Ventura, CA
- Great Spring Waters of America - Zephyrhills, FL
- Gruppo Dolciario Italiano S.p.a. - Milan, Italy
- GV Nestlé GmbH fur Grossverbraucherzengnisse - Munich, Germany
- Handheld Foods Group - Nestlé USA Prepared Foods Division - Englewood, CO
- Heimbs Kafee GmbH & Co KG - Braunschweig, Germany
- Herta Ltd. - Herten, Germany
- Herta S.A. - Noisseville, France
- Houdebine S.A. - Noyal-Pontivy, France
- Ice Mountain Spring Water - Hilliard, OH
- Ice Mountain Water Inc. - Brea, CA
- Industrie de Froid S.A.E. - Cairo, Egypt
- Inedeca S.A. - Quito, Ecuador
- Jede AB - Oslo, Norway
- La Vie - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Laboratoires Alcon S.a.r.l. - Rueil-Malmaison, France
- Laboratorios Alcon de Colombia S.A. - Bogota, Colombia
- LJ Minor - Cleveland, OH
- Los Portales S.A. - Havana, Cuba
- Loumidis S.A. - Athens, Greece
- Maggi Dongguan Ltd. - Dongguan, China
- Maggi GmbH - Frankfurt am Main, Germany
- Manantiales La Asuncion, S.A. de C.V. - Mexico, Mexico
- Margarinbolaget AB - Stockholm, Sweden
- Medicornea S.A. - Toulouse, France
- Midwest Food Products, Inc. - Carberry, Canada
- Neslandina S.A. - Quito, Ecuador
- Nespresso USA Inc. - New York, NY
- Nestlé (Fiji) Ltd. - Lami, Fiji
- Nestlé (Ireland) Ltd. - Tallaght, Ireland
- Nestlé (Malaysia), Sdn. Bhd., NESMAL - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
- Nestlé (PNG) Ltd. - Lae, Papua New Guinea
- Nestlé (South Africa) (Pte) Ltd. - Randburg, South Africa
- Nestlé (Thailand) Ltd. - Bangkok, Thailand
- Nestlé - Randburg, South Africa
- Nestlé Argentina S.A. - Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Nestlé Asean (Malaysia) - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
- Nestlé Asean Singapore (Pte) Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
- Nestlé Australia Ltd. - Rhodes, Australia
- Nestlé Bangladesh Ltd. - Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Nestlé Belgilux S.A. - Brussels, Belgium
- Nestlé Beverage Division - Glendale, CA
- Nestlé Bolivia S.r.l. - La Paz, Bolivia
- Nestlé Brazil Ltda. - Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Nestlé Cameroon S.A. - Douala, Cameroon
- Nestlé Canada Ice Cream Division - Montreal, Canada
- Nestlé Canada Inc - Ottawa, Canada
- Nestlé Canada Inc. - Edmonton, Canada
- Nestlé Canada Inc. - North York, Canada
- Nestlé Canada Inc. - Trenton, Canada
- Nestlé Canada, Inc. - Brampton, Canada
- Nestlé Canada, Inc. - Calgary, Canada
- Nestlé Canada, Inc. - Chesterville, Canada
- Nestlé Canada, Inc. - London, Canada
- Nestlé Canada, Inc. - Montreal, Canada
- Nestlé Canada, Inc. - Sherbrooke, Canada
- Nestlé Canada, Inc. - Toronto, Canada
- Nestlé Capital Corporation - Glendale, CA
- Nestlé Chile S.A. - Santiago, Chile
- Nestlé China Ltd - Beijing, China
- Nestlé Chocolate & Confection - Glendale, CA
- Nestlé Clinical Nutrition - Deerfield, IL
- Nestlé Clinical Nutrition S.A. - Marne-la-Vallee, France
- Nestlé Coffee Specialties France S.A. - Levallois-Perret, France
- Nestlé Cold Storage (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
- Nestlé Confectionaries Ltd - Kobe, Japan
- Nestlé Confectionery Ltd. - Rhodes, Australia
- Nestlé Costa Rica S.A. - San Jose, Colombia
- Nestlé Cote d'Ivoire - Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
- Nestlé Dairy Farm Guangzhou Ltd. - Guangzhou, China
- Nestlé Dairy Farm Qingdao Ltd. - Beijing, China
- Nestlé Dairy Farm Tianjin Ltd. - Tianjin, China
- Nestlé Danmark A/S - Copenhagen, Denmark
- Nestlé de Colombia S.A. - Bogota, Colombia
- Nestlé Del Uruguay S.A. - Montevideo, Uruguay
- Nestlé Deutschland AG - Frankfurt am Main, Germany
- Nestlé Deutschland AG - Frankfurt, Germany
- Nestlé Ecuador S.A. - Quito, Ecuador
- Nestlé Egypt S.A.E. - Cairo, Egypt
- Nestlé El Salvador S.A. - San Salvador, El Salvador
- Nestlé Enterprises S.A. - Marne-la-Vallee, France
- Nestlé Espana S.A. - Barcelona, Spain
- Nestlé Finance France S.A. - Marne-la-Vallee, France
- Nestlé Food LLC - Moscow, Russia
- Nestlé Food S.r.o. - Prague, Czech Republic
- Nestlé Foods (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
- Nestlé Foods (Thailand) Ltd. - Bangkok, Thailand
- Nestlé Foods Kenya Ltd. - Nairobi, Kenya
- Nestlé Foodservice Canada - Rexdale, Canada
- Nestlé FoodServices - Glendale, CA
- Nestlé Foreign Trade - Glendale, CA
- Nestlé Foreign Trade Division - Glendale, CA
- Nestlé France SAS - Marne-la-Vallee, France
- Nestlé Gabon - Libreville, Gabon
- Nestlé Germany - Frankfurt, Germany
- Nestlé Ghana Ltd. - Accra, Ghana
- Nestlé Guatemala S.A. - Guatemala, Guatemala
- Nestlé Guinee - Conakry, Guinea
- Nestlé Hellas S.A.I. - Athens, Greece
- Nestlé Holdings (U.K.) PLC (Subsidiary) - Croydon, United Kingdom
- Nestlé Hondurena S.A. - Tegucigalpa, Honduras
- Nestlé Hong Kong Limited - Yuen Long, China (Hong Kong)
- Nestlé Hong Kong Ltd. - Hong Kong, China (Hong Kong)
- Nestlé Hungaria Kft - Budapest, Hungary
- Nestlé Hungary Kft. - Budapest, Hungary
- Nestlé Ice Cream (Thailand) Ltd. - Bangkok, Thailand
- Nestlé India Ltd. - Gurgaon, India
- Nestlé Italiana S.p.A. - Milan, Italy
- Nestlé Ivory Coast - Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
- Nestlé Japan Ltd. - Kobe, Japan
- Nestlé Jordan Trading Co., Ltd. - Amman, Jordan
- Nestlé KK - Kobe, Japan
- Nestlé Korea Ltd. - Seoul, Korea (South)
- Nestlé Kuwait General Trading Co., W.L.L. - Kuwait, Kuwait
- Nestlé Lanka Ltd. - Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Nestlé Manufacturing (Thailand) Ltd. - Bangkok, Thailand
- Nestlé Maroc S.A. - Casablanca, Morocco
- Nestlé Mexico S.A. de C.V. - Mexico, Mexico
- Nestlé Middle East FZE - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Nestlé Milkpak Ltd - Lahore, Pakistan
- Nestlé Nederland B.V. - Demeern, Netherlands
- Nestlé Nespresso S.A. - Lausanne, Switzerland
- Nestlé New Zealand Ltd. - Auckland, New Zealand
- Nestlé Nigeria PLC - Ikeja, Nigeria
- Nestlé Nouvelle-Caledonia S.A.S. - Noumea, New Caledonia
- Nestlé Nutrition - Glendale, CA
- Nestlé Nutrition GmbH - Frankfurt, Germany
- Nestlé Panama S.A. - Panama, Panama
- Nestlé Paraguay S.A. - Asuncion, Paraguay
- Nestlé Peru S.A. - Lima, Peru
- Nestlé Philippines, Inc. - Makati, Philippines
- Nestlé Polska Sp. zo.o. - Warsaw, Poland
- Nestlé Polynesia S.A. - Papeete, French Polynesia
- Nestlé Portugal S.A. - Linda-a-Velha, Portugal
- Nestlé Portugal, S.A. - Linda-a-Velha, Portugal
- Nestlé Prepared Foods - Solon, OH
- Nestlé Products (Mauritius) Ltd. - Port Louis, Mauritius
- Nestlé Products Sdn. Bhd. - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
- Nestlé Produits Laitiers Frais - Noisseville, France
- Nestlé Puerto Rico, Inc. - Catano, PR
- Nestlé Purina Pet Care - New Malden, United Kingdom
- Nestlé Purina Petcare - Cape Girardeau, MO
- Nestlé Purina PetCare - Jefferson, WI
- Nestlé Purina PetCare - Zanesville, OH
- Nestlé Purina PetCare Company - Saint Louis, MO
- Nestlé Purina Petfoods - Zwijndrecht, Netherlands
- Nestlé Purina Product Technology Center - Saint Joseph, MO
- Nestlé Qingdao Ltd. - Qingdao, China
- Nestlé Senegal - Dakar, Senegal
- Nestlé Service Inc. - Glendale, CA
- Nestlé Shanghai Ltd. - Shanghai, China
- Nestlé Singapore Pte. Ltd. - Singapore, Singapore
- Nestlé Slovansko S R O - Prievidza, Slovakia
- Nestlé Sofia A.D. - Sofia, Bulgaria
- Nestlé Suisse S.A. - Vevey, Switzerland
- Nestlé Swiss S.A. - Vevey, Switzerland
- Nestlé Taiwan Limited - Taipei, Taiwan
- Nestlé Tianjin Ltd. - Tianjin, China
- Nestlé Trading (Thailand) Ltd. - Bangkok, Thailand
- Nestlé Transportation Co. - Allentown, PA
- Nestlé Transportation Co. - Dekalb, IL
- Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. - Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
- Nestlé Tunisia S.A. - Tunis, Tunisia
- Nestlé Turkiye A.S. - Istanbul, Turkey
- Nestlé U.K. Ltd. - Croydon, United Kingdom
- Nestlé U.S.A. - Food Group Inc. - Solon, OH
- Nestlé UK Ltd. - Croydon, United Kingdom
- Nestlé USA - Bloomington, IL
- Nestlé USA - Charlotte, NC
- Nestlé USA - Columbia, MD
- Nestlé USA Inc. - Bentonville, AR
- Nestlé USA Inc. - Dekalb, IL
- Nestlé USA Inc. - Denver, CO
- Nestlé USA Inc. - Dublin, OH
- Nestlé USA Inc. - Eau Claire, WI
- Nestlé USA Inc. - Eden Prairie, MN
- Nestlé USA Inc. - Edison, NJ
- Nestlé USA Inc. - Glendale, CA
- Nestlé USA Inc. - Honolulu, HI
- Nestlé USA Inc. - Jacksonville, IL
- Nestlé USA Inc. - McDonough, GA
- Nestlé USA Inc. - Mira Loma, CA
- Nestlé USA Inc. - Moses Lake, WA
- Nestlé USA Inc. - New Milford, CT
- Nestlé USA Inc. - Newport Beach, CA
- Nestlé USA Inc. - Phoenix, AZ
- Nestlé USA Inc. - Quincy, MA
- Nestlé USA Inc. - San Ramon, CA
- Nestlé USA Inc. - Solon, OH
- Nestlé USA Inc. - Stoughton, WI
- Nestlé USA Sales - Glendale, CA
- Nestlé USA-Beverage Division - Waverly, IA
- Nestlé Venezuela S.A. - Caracas, Venezuela
- Nestlé Vevey S.A. - Vevey, Switzerland
- Nestlé Vietnam Ltd. - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Nestlé Water - Greenwich, CT
- Nestlé Water Canada Ltd. - Ville de Laval, Canada
- Nestlé Water Corporation of America - Greenwich, CT
- Nestlé Water France - Vergeze, France
- Nestlé Water Inc - Greenwich, CT
- Nestlé Water North America - Dracut, MA
- Nestlé Water North America - Syracuse, NY
- Nestlé Waters - Coppell, TX
- Nestlé Waters - Guelph, Canada
- Nestlé Waters - Hope, Canada
- Nestlé Waters Canada - Guelph, Canada
- Nestlé Waters Espana, S.A. - Barcelona, Spain
- Nestlé Waters France (Subsidiary) - Moulineaux, France
- Nestlé Waters North America - Breinigsville, PA
- Nestlé Waters North America - Elk Grove Village, IL
- Nestlé Waters North America - Grosse Pointe Park, MI
- Nestlé Waters North America - Jacksonville, FL
- Nestlé Waters North America - Raynham, MA
- Nestlé Waters North America - Rochester, NY
- Nestlé Waters North America - Woodridge, IL
- Nestlé Waters North America Inc - Brea, CA
- Nestlé Waters North America Inc - Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Nestlé World Trade Corporation - Vevey, Switzerland
- Nestlé Zhukovsky Ice Cream LLC - Moscow, Russia
- Nestlé Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd. - Harare, Zimbabwe
- Nestlé-Findus Oy - Helsinki, Finland
- Nestlé-JMP Jamaica Ltd. - Kingston, Jamaica
- OSEM Investments Ltd. - Petah Tiqwa, Israel
- Osterreichische Nestlé GmbH - Vienna, Austria
- Ozarka/Oasis Water Co. - Coppell, TX
- P.T. Nestlé Beverages Indonesia - Jakarta, Indonesia
- P.T. Nestlé Confectionery Indonesia - Jakarta, Indonesia
- P.T. Nestlé Indonesia - Jakarta, Indonesia
- P.Y.C.A.S.A.-La Cocinera - Madrid, Spain
- Perrier Group of America Inc. - Elmsford, NY
- Perrier Group of America Inc. - Moonachie, NJ
- Perrier Nestlé Waters - Greenwich, CT
- Perrier Vittel Belgilux S.A. - Etalle, Belgium
- Perrier Vittel do Brasil Ltda. - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Petersville Australia Ltd. - Sydney, Australia
- Poland Spring Bottling - Poland Spring, ME
- Poland Spring Corporation - Greenwich, CT
- PowerBar Europe GmbH - Munich, Germany
- PowerBar Inc. - Berkeley, CA
- Premier Milk (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. - Selangor, Malaysia
- Productos del Cafe S.A. - Reus, Spain
- Productos Nestlé (Nicaragua) S.A. - Managua, Nicaragua
- PTC - New Milford, CT
- Purina Alimentos Ltda. - Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Purina Italia Spa - Milan, Italy
- Purina Korea, Inc. - Seoul, Korea (South)
- Purina Pet Products Group - Saint Louis, MO
- Purina Protein Europe S.A. - Brussels, Belgium
- Quality Coffee Products Ltd. - Bangkok, Thailand
- R & D Nestlé Center Inc. - Marysville, OH
- Ralston Purina Canada Inc. - Mississauga, Canada
- Ralston Purina Overseas Finance N.V. - Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
- Rive-Reine S.A. - La Tour de Peilz, Switzerland
- S.A. Nestlé de Productos Alimenticios - Buenos Aires, Argentina
- S.B.E.C.M. Societe de Bouchages Emballages Conditionnement Moderne S.a.r.l. - Lavardac, France
- Sabliere du Ventoux - Paris, France
- Salvia - Hamburg, Germany
- San Bernardo S.p.a. - Turin, Italy
- San Pellegrino Nestlé Waters - Milan, Italy
- Sarotti GmbH - Berlin, Germany
- Saudi Food Industries Ltd. - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
- Shanghai Fuller Foods Co. Ltd. - Shanghai, China
- Sociedad Dominicana de Conservas y Alimentos S.A. - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
- Sociedad Nestlé A.E.P.A. - Barcelona, Spain
- Societe Camerounaise de Produits Alimetaires, Dietetiques et Autres (CAMAD) - Douala, Cameroon
- Societe Chantilly - Saint Remy-les-Chevreuse, France
- Societe Commerciale des Eaux Minerales du Bassin de Vichy Saint-Yorre - Paris, France
- Societe des Boissons Gazeuses de Vergeze (GARD) - Vergeze, France
- Societe des eaux minerales Vittor S.A.E. - Cairo, Egypt
- Societe Gabonaise de Produits Alimetaires (SOGAPRAL) - Libreville, Gabon
- Societe Generale de Grandes Sources Eaux Minerales - Paris, France
- Societe Nouvelle des Pastilles de Vichy - Paris, France
- Societe pour l'Exportation de Produits Nestlé S.A. - Beirut, Lebanon
- Suomen Nestlé Oy - Helsinki, Finland
- Svenska Nestlé AB - Helsingborg, Sweden
- Swaziland Fruit Canners (Pty.) Ltd. - Malkerns, Swaziland
- TINO Lebensmittel GmbH - Frankfurt, Germany
- Unilac, Inc. - Panama, Panama
- Wallon Imprimeur S.A. - Saint Yorre, France
- Willy Wonka Inc. - Itasca, IL
- Winiary S.A. - Kalisz, Poland
- Zephyrhills Spring Water Co. - Tampa, FL
- Zoegas Kaffe AB - Helsingborg, Sweden

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Phone: 818-549-6000

Web: www.nestle.com

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Human Rights

Nestle will be sending a boat down the Amazon River to reach people who haven’t had Nestle products.…

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Nestle will be sending a boat down the Amazon River to reach people who haven’t had Nestle products. They believe that within a decade people who previously weren’t able to afford Nestle products will be able to. Nestle has women who roam the slums in Brazil selling Nestle goods. To address deficiencies among the poor, the company often adds nutrients such as iron, iodine and vitamin A. They have items they sell to the “poor” population, instead of providing everyone with the same quality goods.

-- Business Week, 06/17/2010

Source URL: www.businessweek.com/news/2010-06-17/nestle-to-sail-amazon-rivers-to-r...


Environment

Bottled water companies often tout the purity of their product, but comprehensive testing by the Environmental Working Group showe…

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Bottled water companies often tout the purity of their product, but comprehensive testing by the Environmental Working Group showed that bottled water contained many of the same contaminates as tap water; in some cases contaminates found in the bottled water surpassed state permitted levels. Consumers are provided with test results of their local tap water every year; however, bottled water companies do not publish the results of their testing, and while the FDA sets standards for bottled water, it takes a “hands-off” approach when it comes to enforcing those rules.

-- Environmental Working Group, 10/22/2008

Source URL: www.ewg.org/reports/bottledwater


Nestlé threatened to sue Miami-Dade County in Florida after the county aired public serves messages telling people that the county…

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Nestlé threatened to sue Miami-Dade County in Florida after the county aired public serves messages telling people that the county’s public tap water was cheaper, safer, and purer than bottled water. Nestlé Waters North America, which makes close to $4 billion each year through bottled water sales, says the ads are an “attack on the integrity of the company”; the International Bottled Water Association, a trade association representing the bottled water industry, is considering similar legal action.

-- Miami Herald, 10/13/2008

Source URL: www.miamiherald.com/884/story/723788.html


Shapleigh, Maine, is one of many communities battling with multinational water companies to protect their local watersheds.…

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Shapleigh, Maine, is one of many communities battling with multinational water companies to protect their local watersheds. In September, 2008, resident of Shaplegh voted overwhelmingly for a 6-month moratorium on water extraction, giving the community time to draft and approve a water protection ordinance for the town. The moratorium puts a freeze on Nestle’s Poland Spring water bottling operation in the town, and voters also shot down Nestlé’s request for access to a 150 acre parcel of town land to drill up to 15 test wells this spring.

-- Food & Water Watch, 09/24/2008

Source URL: www.foodandwaterwatch.org/press/releases/shapleigh-stops-poland-spring...


The Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, a Chinese non-governmental organization, blacklisted Nestlé as one of 33 multin…

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The Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, a Chinese non-governmental organization, blacklisted Nestlé as one of 33 multinational corporations responsible for causing water pollution. Nestlé Shanghai Ltd, Nestlé’s bottled water manufacturing plant in China, was cited for starting operations before its wastewater treatment facilities had passed an environmental impact assessment.

-- Polaris Institute, 10/28/2006

Source URL: www.polarisinstitute.org/pepsi_and_nestle_backlisted_for_water_polluti...


A 2006 report by the Connecticut-based Container Recycling Institute which is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing recovery and rec…

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A 2006 report by the Connecticut-based Container Recycling Institute which is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing recovery and recycling of beverage containers and San Francisco-based nonprofit As You Sow which aims to promote corporate accountability, grades America’s top beverage companies on their efforts to use recycled content, increase recovery and recycling, and reduce the amount of material used in beverage containers. Nestlé Waters earned F’s in every area surveyed. Nestlé Waters scored an F grade overall, with a GPA of 0.1 (on a 4.0 scale).

-- Container Recycling Institute, 10/01/2006

Source URL: container-recycling.org/assets/pdfs/reports/2006-scorecard.pdf


A 2006 Ceres report titled, "Corporate Governance and Climate Change: Making the Connection," commissioned by Investor Responsibil…

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A 2006 Ceres report titled, "Corporate Governance and Climate Change: Making the Connection," commissioned by Investor Responsibility Resource Center, details a comprehensive measurement of how 100 leading global companies are responding to global warming. Through an evaluation of board oversight, management performance, public disclosure, emissions accounting, and strategic performance, to address climate change, the companies were evaluated on a 0 to 100 scale. Nestlé scored a total of 29 points.

-- CERES, 03/01/2006

Source URL: www.ceres.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?pid=593&srcid=601


Human Rights

In December of 2009 Nestle announced that it's 4 bar Kit Kat candybar would become Fair Trade certified in the United Kingdom.…

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In December of 2009 Nestle announced that it's 4 bar Kit Kat candybar would become Fair Trade certified in the United Kingdom. The KitKat bar is the UK's number 2 selling candybar, just after the Cadbury Dairy Milk which went Fair Trade earlier in 2009. This move by Nestle has been with skepticism by some human rights organizations who say the Swiss company is not going far enough in truly advancing Fair Trade. Read a press release by Green America and other human rights organizations here: http://www.greenamericatoday.org/about/newsroom/releases/2009.12.07.cfm.

-- Wall Street Journal, 12/07/2009

Source URL: online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704825504574581842838721578.htm...


Nestlé is among those companies who have chosen to remain financially involved in Burma/Myanmar despite international pressure to …

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Nestlé is among those companies who have chosen to remain financially involved in Burma/Myanmar despite international pressure to cease business dealings that could directly or indirectly strengthen the illegal military junta there.

-- Global Unions, 06/12/2007

Source URL: www.global-unions.org/burma


The International Labor Rights Fund (ILRF), which advocates for fair treatment of workers, sued Nestlé in the U.S.…

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The International Labor Rights Fund (ILRF), which advocates for fair treatment of workers, sued Nestlé in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida for its complicity in the torture and murder of Luciano Enrique Romero Molina. Romero was a Colombian trade unionist and former Nestlé employee. According to the lawsuit, Colombia’s paramilitary murdered Romero in response to his role in exposing Nestlé’s use of expired milk in its Milo brand drink. The suit claims that Nestlé and two of its subsidiaries “acted in concert with, conspired with, aided and abetted or otherwise retained as agents the individuals” who murdered Romero.

-- International Labor Rights Fund, 10/26/2006

Source URL: www.laborrights.org/end-violence-against-trade-unions/colombia/969


Nestlé has been criticized for its bottled water operations in Pakistan:

  • The population of Pakistan suffers from water …

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    Nestlé has been criticized for its bottled water operations in Pakistan:

    • The population of Pakistan suffers from water scarcity and limited potable water, with 40 percent of urban residents and as much as 90 percent of rural residents lacking access to water for their daily needs. Nestlé's water extraction has put the company in direct competition with local communities for precious groundwater resources. In the Lahore district where Nestlé sources its 'Pure Life' brand water, 4.11 million people depend on 316 tube wells to supply their tap water. Nestlé pumps water from the same groundwater source for its industrial production, essentially without regulation.
    • The Sindh High Court in Karachi curtailed Nestlé's plans to build a water bottling plant projected to extract 306 million liters annually and produce 228 million liters of bottled water per year. Rather than selling its products in Karachi where potable water is greatly needed, Nestlé disclosed that the American military base in Kandahar, Afghanistan was the intended end market.

    -- ActionAid Pakistan, 04/01/2005

    Source URL: www.alliancesud.ch/english/files/T_WrNn.pdf


    Nestlé scored a 43 on Oxfam's rating of the 4 major coffee producers in 2003.…

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    Nestlé scored a 43 on Oxfam's rating of the 4 major coffee producers in 2003. According to Oxfam's report, "On the positive side, it [Nestlé] led the major roasters in participating in various international forums and supporting the efforts of the International Coffee Organization, but all this talking has yet to benefit any of the struggling farmers...Nestlé failed in a key area--paying the farmer a decent price for their coffee." Companies were graded on the price they paid to farmers (70 percent), support for policy alternatives (10 percent), financial contributions (10 percent) and leadership in industry-wide initiatiives (10 percent). Other companies graded are Kraft, Procter & Gamble and Sara Lee. In 2002, farmers’ income from coffee crops could buy merely one-quarter of what it could in 1960. Adjusted for inflation, the current rate farmers are paid for coffee is perhaps the lowest rate in a century.

    -- Oxfam, 12/09/2003

    Source URL: www.oxfamamerica.org/newsandpublications/press_releases/archive2003/ar...


    Ethics and Governance

    A campaign group asked Swiss authorities to investigate Nestlé for allegedly hiring a spy to infiltrate the group.…

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    A campaign group asked Swiss authorities to investigate Nestlé for allegedly hiring a spy to infiltrate the group. A Swiss chapter of anti-globalization group, Attac, filed the complaint after learning that an employee of Securitas AG took part in its private meetings, which were part of a research project that culminated in the publication of a book titled "Attac against the Nestlé Empire." The book criticized Nestlé's position on genetically modified organisms, water privatization and trade unions.

    -- International Herald Tribune, 06/20/2008

    Source URL: www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/06/20/business/EU-FIN-Switzerland-Nestle-...


    Nestlé's Fair Trade coffee received a score of 2.5 out of 20 on Ethical Consumer's Ethiscore website.…

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    Nestlé's Fair Trade coffee received a score of 2.5 out of 20 on Ethical Consumer's Ethiscore website. The product's rating of 2.5 is classified as "very poor" which Ethical Consumer states is "due to its parent company's ethical records. However, this is still above Nestlé's ordinary instant coffee, which scores a paltry 1.5." Ethiscore rates companies across a range of corporate responsibility issues, such as the environment, human and animal rights.

    -- Ethical Consumer, 10/11/2005

    Source URL: www.ethiscore.org/


    According to Canadian-based Polaris Institute, which fights for democratic social change, Nestlé has been implicated in the follow…

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    According to Canadian-based Polaris Institute, which fights for democratic social change, Nestlé has been implicated in the following water-related issues:

    • In 2003, Nestlé faced 12 class-action lawsuits regarding the origin of its Poland Spring brand bottled water. Nestlé markets the product as pure and natural spring water; however the lawsuits claimed that Poland Springs is in fact drawn from common groundwater sources and is then treated with multiple filtering processes. The plaintiffs claimed that Nestlé’s Poland Spring brand "advertised their water in a false, fraudulent, deceptive, and misleading manner," and also alleges that contrary to advertisements, the product is not spring water and may not even be safe to drink. A settlement of $12 million dollars was awarded to plaintiffs in one case. The other 11 cases have yet to be settled.
    • In 2001, Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation filed a lawsuit against Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) requesting that operations at the Ice Mountain Spring Water Co. plant be closed. The lawsuit claimed that production would reduce water levels in lakes and streams in surrounding areas, jeopardizing fresh water sources for local communities. Convinced of the threat to area lakes and streams, a judge ordered Nestlé to cease pumping water in 2003; however, within a few weeks operations resumed. Nestlé will be allowed to continue extracting water until the appeals process for the case has been completed. The case highlights the problem of Ice Mountain and Nestlé illegally diverting and selling water out of a critical watershed.
    • From 2000 to 2002, citizens in Wisconsin thwarted efforts by Nestlé to extract public water for private sale. Nestlé’s Perrier bottled water company planned to establish a one million-square-foot production plant in rural Wisconsin, where it would pump and process 95 million liters of water per week. In 2000, the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) awarded permits to Nestlé to initiate the construction of massive wells without first scrutinizing the company’s plan according to a full environment impact study. The Wisconsin DNR was subsequently sued by the Ho-Chunk Tribe for failing to consider the cultural value of the land. The Concerned Citizens of Newport also filed a lawsuit against the DNR for violating the Wisconsin Environmental Protection Act by not implementing a thorough environmental impact assessment of Perrier's project. The court ordered the DNR to conduct a full impact study before specifying Perrier’s allowable quantity of water. As the study was developed time expired on Perrier’s building permits and prevented the company from gaining access to the area’s precious water.
    • In Pasco County and throughout Florida, Nestlé has been the focus of concern regarding water extraction in areas that are drought-prone. Nestlé’s Zephyr hills bottled water is sourced from the Crystal Springs, which feeds into the river that serves as the Tampa Bay area’s main source of drinking water. When the region was plagued by drought in 2000 and 2001, Nestlé pressured Florida to allow for an increase in its water drawings from 1.14 million to 6.8 million liters per day. An appeals court eventually denied the request.
    • After Nestlé built a water bottling plant on top of a rare mineral water aquifer in Sao Lourenco, Brazil, residents began reporting a change in the water’s flavor. When the famous aquifer ran dry, Franklin Frederick of the Water Citizenship Movement began investigating Nestlé’s operations and the possible effects it had on the water source. The investigation found that Nestlé was demineralizing the iron-rich water, claiming that the taste was unsuitable for target export markets. In 2004, Brazil’s Department of Mineral Protection found Nestlé’s operations illegal and ordered its Pure Life bottling plant closed.

    -- Polaris Institute, 10/01/2005

    Source URL: www.polarisinstitute.org/files/Nestle%20October%20update.pdf


    The Zhejiang Administration for Industry and Commerce (ZAIC) in China conducted a routine quality test on Nestlé powdered milk pro…

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    The Zhejiang Administration for Industry and Commerce (ZAIC) in China conducted a routine quality test on Nestlé powdered milk products and found that iodine content in 91.7 percent of the sample exceeded the legal limit set by the Ministry of Health. When provincial governments called for removal of the product from store shelves, a Nestlé representative admitted that the company knew its product was over the local iodine limit, but instead chose to comply with international standards that set no cap on iodine levels. Nestlé issued a recall of the milk product ten days after the government warning over iodine content; however the company refused to reimburse customers for their purchase and would only allow the exchange of powdered milk for another Nestlé product.

    -- CSR Asia Weekly, 06/08/2005

    Source URL: www.csr-asia.com/upload/csrasiaweeklyvol1week23.pdf


    According to South Africa-based global anti-poverty group, ActionAid International, approximately 50,000 Brazilian dairy farmers h…

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    According to South Africa-based global anti-poverty group, ActionAid International, approximately 50,000 Brazilian dairy farmers have been forced out of business as a result of aggressive takeovers by Nestlé and Parmalat.

    In Peru, Nestlé controls 80 percent of the nation's milk production.

    -- ActionAid, 01/25/2005

    Source URL: www.actionaid.org.uk/1489/press_release.html


    Nestlé, Coke, Danone and Pepsi are the major targets of a Polaris Institute report exposing the dark side of the water industry.…

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    Nestlé, Coke, Danone and Pepsi are the major targets of a Polaris Institute report exposing the dark side of the water industry. “Inside the Bottle: An Exposé of the Bottled Water Industry” highlights the abuses of these corporations, including fraudulent advertising, ruthless water privatization, and the distribution of unsafe water. These four companies dominate the world’s bottled water market.

    -- Polaris Institute, 01/01/2005

    Source URL: www.insidethebottle.org


    Nestlé USA’s Political Action Committees (PACs) contributed $112,800 USD to political candidates between 2002 and 2004.…

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    Nestlé USA’s Political Action Committees (PACs) contributed $112,800 USD to political candidates between 2002 and 2004. The company handed out soft money donations worth a total of $225,892 from 1998 to 2002, the majority of which went to Republican Party candidates. Joseph Weller, Nestlé USA Chairman, raised more than $100,000 for George Bush’s reelection campaign, and was dubbed a ‘Pioneer’ by the Bush 2004 campaign.

    -- Polaris Institute, 01/01/2003

    Source URL: www.polarisinstitute.org/files/Nestle%20October%20update.pdf


    Labor

    A report from Tulane University found continued problems with child labor in the cocoa farms of West Africa, where the majority of…

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    A report from Tulane University found continued problems with child labor in the cocoa farms of West Africa, where the majority of the world’s cocoa is harvested. The study, commissioned by the US Department of Labor to assess progress in the implementation of the Harkin-Engel Protocol, which aims to eliminate child labor in the cocoa industry, confirmed that child trafficking, long working hours, and physical and verbal abuse continue to be problems on cocoa plantations.

    -- International Labor Rights Fund, 10/13/2008

    Source URL: laborrightsblog.typepad.com/international_labor_right/2008/10/tim-newm...


    Nestlé purchases a portion of its cocoa from the Ivory Coast, where it has been found that children have been forced or tricked in…

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    Nestlé purchases a portion of its cocoa from the Ivory Coast, where it has been found that children have been forced or tricked into leaving their homes to work as indentured servants on cocoa plantations. It is estimated that between 10,000 and 15,000 children work on these plantations, some as young as 11 years old. The Ivory Coast is said to provide 43 percent of the nation's cocoa.

    -- Houston Chronicle, 02/11/2006

    Source URL: none available


    Nestlé has been criticized for supporting union busting activities in several countries, including Colombia and the Philippines: …

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    Nestlé has been criticized for supporting union busting activities in several countries, including Colombia and the Philippines:

    • Eight Columbian Nestlé workers who were also members of SINALTRAINAL (the Food and Drink Union) have been murdered since 1982. No evidence has been presented directly connecting Nestlé to the murders; however in Colombia, Nestlé is known to be involved in union busting. In 2001, workers at Comestible La Rosa, a Nestlé subsidiary, were presented with ultimatums to either end all union ties or face unemployment. Other cases in recent years illustrate Nestlé’s interest in removing SINALTRAINAL’s presence from its plants in Colombia.
    • Nestlé's Philippines Cubayo plant had to halt operations when workers decided to strike in 2002. Union members were protesting in order to get retirement benefits incorporated as a collective bargaining issue. The Philippines Court of Appeals sided with the union in March of 2003, stating that retirement benefits were indeed a “mandatory bargaining issue,” and ordered Nestlé to work out a deal with Cubayo workers. In June of that year, still no action had been taken by Nestlé or plant management, inciting a major clash between workers and security guards. Fifty people suffered injuries during the incident. In September of 2005, Diosdado Fortuna, union leader at Cubayo, was murdered. Union members and international labor groups called on Nestlé and President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to investigate the crime and end harassment of workers.

    -- Polaris Institute, 01/01/2006

    Source URL: www.evb.ch/cm_data/NOM-NESTLE1.pdf


    The workers' rights group, International Labor Rights Fund (ILRF) has sued Nestlé, Archer Daniels Midland, and Cargill in Federal …

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    The workers' rights group, International Labor Rights Fund (ILRF) has sued Nestlé, Archer Daniels Midland, and Cargill in Federal District Court in Los Angeles for involvement in the trafficking, torture, and forced labor of children who cultivate and harvest cocoa beans that the companies import from Africa. The ILRF and plaintiffs in the case filed suit on behalf of a class of Malian children who were trafficked from Mali into the Ivory Coast and forced to work 12 to 14 hours a day with no pay, little food and sleep, and frequent beatings. The three children representing the class of plaintiffs are proceeding anonymously, for fear of retaliation by the cocoa farm owners implicated in the lawsuit.

    -- International Labor Rights Fund, 07/13/2005

    Source URL: www.laborrights.org


    Nestlé pays 15 cents for every liter of milk produced in developing countries, compared to wages of 48 cents per liter received by…

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    Nestlé pays 15 cents for every liter of milk produced in developing countries, compared to wages of 48 cents per liter received by dairy farmers in Europe. However, the origin of milk accounts for little to no difference in its retail price. The price of milk from developing countries and Europe are virtually the same in supermarkets everywhere.

    -- Common Dreams Newswire, 01/01/2004

    Source URL: www.commondreams.org/headlines01/0418-02.htm


    Health and Safety

    Nestlé recalled 900,000 pounds worth of Lean Cuisine meals in November 2008 due to reports of small chunks of blue plastic in the …

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    Nestlé recalled 900,000 pounds worth of Lean Cuisine meals in November 2008 due to reports of small chunks of blue plastic in the product. The USDA has categorized the recall as Class I, suggesting probability of “serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

    -- ABC News, 11/18/2008

    Source URL: abcnews.go.com/Health/Diet/Story?id=6281008&page=1


    Nestlé recalled about 215,660 pounds of Hot Pockets Pepperoni Pizza in August 2008 because the product may contain “foreign materi…

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    Nestlé recalled about 215,660 pounds of Hot Pockets Pepperoni Pizza in August 2008 because the product may contain “foreign materials,” including small pieces of hard red plastic and clear flexible rubber-like material. These foreign substances may have broken off from a testing device during the product’s manufacture and the items could be buried inside with sharp edges. The USDA has ranked the recall as Class I, or a health hazard situation in which there is probability of “serious, adverse health consequences or death.”

    -- MSNBC, 08/22/2008

    Source URL: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26355057


    On February 22 2006, Nestlé was granted a patent on genetically modified coffee plants by the European Patent Office.…

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    On February 22 2006, Nestlé was granted a patent on genetically modified coffee plants by the European Patent Office. According to Victor Perezgrovas, president of the Latin American and Caribbean Coordination of Fair Trade, the patent poses a serious threat to conventional and organic coffee growers. “Coffee producers have struggled for decades to achieve a high quality organic and fair trade coffee. What they have accomplished is now threatened by genetically engineered coffee. Genetically engineered coffee would represent a severe backlash for all Latin American coffee peasants." For economic, ecological, and health reasons, Greenpeace called on Nestlé to immediately withdraw its patents on genetically modified coffee and other products. Nestlé spokesman Francois-Xavier Perroud said the accusations made by Greenpeace were "incomplete and outdated.”

    -- Organic Consumers Association, 04/14/2006

    Source URL: www.organicconsumers.org/ge/coffee060417.cfm


    Nestlé continues to employ a double standard for incorporating genetically engineered food in its products.…

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    Nestlé continues to employ a double standard for incorporating genetically engineered food in its products. Nestlé refrains from using genetically engineered products wherever they are required to bear identifying labels. However, genetically engineered foods are used in a variety of Nestlé products in countries where no such regulations exist. Concerns have been raised about the safety of genetically engineered foods, particularly as they could cause health issues such as antibiotic resistance, allergic reactions and toxin development.

    -- Polaris Institute, 01/01/2006

    Source URL: www.polarisinstitute.org/files/Nestle%20October%20update.pdf


    In May 2002, the American Environmental Safety Institute, a non-profit environmental group sued Hershey, Nestlé and Kraft contendi…

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    In May 2002, the American Environmental Safety Institute, a non-profit environmental group sued Hershey, Nestlé and Kraft contending that their chocolate products contain potentially hazardous levels of lead and cadmium and should carry warning labels. The group said that testing of the chocolate found lead and cadmium levels that presented "a clear and present danger to the health of our children." An attorney for the chocolate companies said that the two metals are present naturally in chocolate and other food but in levels too low to pose any hazard and called the lawsuit a baseless attempt to extort a settlement.

    -- Science News Magazine, 05/08/2002

    Source URL: www.sciencenews.org/articles/20051105/food.asp


    Human Rights

    Nestlé was named one of the "Most Wanted Corporate Human Rights Violators of 2005" by San Francisco-based human rights organizatio…

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    Nestlé was named one of the "Most Wanted Corporate Human Rights Violators of 2005" by San Francisco-based human rights organization, Global Exchange. The company's labor practices, particularly child slave labor and disregard of labor standards, marketing of harmful products, and violation of national health and environmental laws earned Nestlé a spot on the "Most Wanted" list.

    -- Global Exchange, 02/08/2006

    Source URL: www.globalexchange.org/getInvolved/corporateHRviolators.html


    Ethics and Governance

    In January 2005, on the opening day of the World Economic Forum, the Berne Declaration and Pro Natura named Nestlé winner of the f…

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    In January 2005, on the opening day of the World Economic Forum, the Berne Declaration and Pro Natura named Nestlé winner of the first "Public Eye Awards" for its irresponsible corporate behavior. Nestlé has been criticized for labor conflicts in its factories in Colombia and for its aggressive marketing methods for baby food, which jeopardize breastfeeding.

    -- EvB, 01/26/2005

    Source URL: www.evb.ch/index.cfm?page_id=3380