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Case Code: BECG159
Case Length: 18 Pages 
Period: 2015 - 2018   
Pub Date: 2018
Teaching Note: Available
Price:Rs.500
Organization : Nestlé
Industry : Fast moving consumer goods
Countries : Europe; Global
Themes: Corporate Sustainability Business Ethics/ Supply Chain Management  
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Eliminating Modern Slavery from Supply Chains: Can Nestlé Lead the Way?

This case won the First Prize in the 2018 oikos Case Writing Competition (Corporate Sustainability track), organized by oikos International, Switzerland
 
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INTRODUCTION

 
In March 2017, a federal judge in California dismissed a long running (12-year) class action lawsuit against Nestlé SA (Nestlé) and two more companies over claims the global chocolate manufacturer facilitated the use of forced child labor in West Africa. Nestlé, one of the world’s largest food processing companies, had been grappling with accusations of aiding and abetting child slavery on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast for more than a decade.

Earlier in 2015, Nestlé surprised many by admitting that it had found forced labor in its seafood supply chain in Thailand. Magdi Batato (Batato), Executive Vice President and Head of Operations at Nestlé..

 

 
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