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16 Jun 2016

Author:
Vaidehi Shah, Eco-Business

Pepsi linked to child labor and worker exploitation

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American food multinational PepsiCo’s Indonesia-made products are linked to child labor, unethically low wages, and worker exploitation, a new investigative report by environmental and labor rights groups has found…

...In responses published in the report, PepsiCo pointed to its Palm Oil Action Plan, launched last year, which says that all its palm oil suppliers in its supply chain must uphold human rights standards, and are not allowed to use forced or child labor on their plantations…

Indofood, too, declined to comment on the report, saying that as far as it is concerned, it has complied with all Indonesian laws and regulations…