Guatemala: Nestle and Cargill comment on violence and drug trade in area where palm oil is sourced from company NaturAceites

Author: Reuters, Published on: 11 October 2019

“Deep in Guatemala's jungle, drugs and murder are new neighbors to palm oil”, 9 de octubre de 2019

…Wedged between a jungle-clad hillside and a sprawling palm estate, Semuy II is built on land donated by NaturAceites, a company owned by one of Guatemala's richest families, which delivers the oil to commodities giants Cargill and Nestle…

NaturAceites said the killings were unrelated to its operations and did not take place on its land. It said it had two airstrips in the area and that every unauthorized landing on its property had been reported to the Guatemalan authorities…

In reply to requests for comment on the killings, drug trade and conditions in Semuy II, Nestle said it was "immediately contacting all our suppliers who supply directly from NaturAceites to gather further information." Cargill said that to date, NaturAceites had been found to be operating to its standards but that if it were found to be acting illegally it would take action…

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Related companies: Cargill Nestlé