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17 Nov 2020

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Inclusive Development International

Time for Mitr Phol, Coca-Cola, Nestle, Mars Wrigley and Bonsucro to live up to their human rights responsibilities

17 November 2017

[...] [T]he United Nations is hosting its annual Forum on Business and Human Rights [...] Inclusive Development International has joined with our partners at Equitable Cambodia and the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) to issue a joint statement to the forum. The statement highlights a decade-long struggle by displaced Cambodian communities against Asia’s largest sugar company and explains how a number of prominent companies attending the forum are failing to meet their responsibilities under the Guiding Principles.

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Inclusive Development International’s Executive Director, David Pred, said the brands that continue to source sugar from Mitr Phol, such as Coca-Cola, Nestle, Mars and Corbion, should utilize their leverage as key customers to demand that Mitr Phol engage in settlement talks with representatives of the affected families.

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Letter to Coca ColaCompany Response

Letter to Mars WrigleyCompany Response

Letter to Nestle – No Written Response as of November 17, 2020

Letter to CorbionCompany Response

Letter to PepsiCompany Response

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