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Nestlé found liable over spying on NGO [Switzerland]

Author: James Shotter & Louise Lucas, Financial Times [UK], Published on: 30 January 2013

A Swiss court last week ordered Nestlé and the Swiss security company Securitas AG to pay compensation following revelations that an infiltrator had attended “workgroup” meetings of Attac, an anti-globalisation group...A spokesman for Nestlé said the company would like “to reiterate that incitement to infiltration is against Nestlé’s corporate business principles”, adding that it noted the judge’s decision “with disappointment”...“We are unable to make any specific comments before the judge’s reasoning is released. If it turns out that a Nestlé employee has acted negligently, we will take appropriate action,” he said...Securitas said it had stopped this sort of activity eight years ago and that the judge’s ruling had no impact on its current operations...Attac said it was “very satisfied” that the civil court had condemned Nestlé’s and Securitas’s actions.

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Related companies: Nestlé Securitas AB Group