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[DOC] Allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in Unilever’s Kericho plantation, Kenya: A case study of due diligence and certification processes

Author: Libby Abbott, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Published on: 1 February 2012

This paper examines Unilever’s management of alleged sexual harassment and abuse on their Kericho tea plantation in Kenya, and argues that on many dimensions the company took a defensive rather than proactive approach to the allegations, thereby falling short of its own commitments to due diligence. Section I provides brief background...Section II presents the allegations made against Unilever regarding human rights violations on the Kericho plantation in Kenya...[focusing] on those allegations made by the Center for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)...Section III examines Unilever’s response...and the...response by Rainforest Alliance, the sustainability certification agency that certified the Kericho plantation...before and after SOMO’s allegations. Section IV analyzes this case through the lens of the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Specific attention is given to the challenges of the oft-neglected gender components of business and human rights...

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