Nestle Ethics And Communication Transparency

1707 WordsJan 13, 20157 Pages
Nestlé Ethics and Communication Transparency As many people might or might not know, Nestlé is a Swiss multinational food and beverage company who are responsible of many acclaimed brands (Wikipedia, 2014). Many people must have seen, heard or at least bought few of the brands under this organisation, for example: KitKat, Nescafé, Nespresso, Cerelac and many others (Nestle.com, 2014). Unfortunately, as they are one big company with a big reputation, problems of any kind are unavoidable. Many ethical problems were raised from this establishment, some starting from a long time ago and some might have only been addressed for only a couple of years. In this essay we will be mentioning some of the more pressing moral queries of the group, such as the issue of child labour, the scandal in Ethiopia and their rather questionable marketing of artificial baby milk (corporatewatch.org.uk, 2014). The three worst breaches of ethics, which are supply chain issues/ethics of suppliers of materials used, health and safety related to manufacture or use of product and honest and fair dealings, and the possible best course of action, which is communication and transparency, will be discussed afterwards. First is the issue of child labour. According to the Cocoa Market Update from the Cocoa World Foundation (2012), Côte d’Ivoire or the Ivory Coast produces 40% of the global cocoa produce. There was a report in 2010 commissioned by Tulane University (Globalmarch.org, 2014) showing that 1.8
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