Nespresso launches probe into allegations of child labour

Nespresso launches probe into allegations of child labour

The firm have said that child labour is unacceptable

Bosses at coffee giant Nespresso have launched an investigation and promised to increase random checks on its coffee farms after alleged child labour was uncovered.

The move comes as the company's brand ambassador George Clooney criticised the business, saying "clearly this board and company still have work to do".

Nespresso say all their coffee is ethically sourced and work alongside NGOs including the Rainforest Alliance to ensure certain standards are upheld.

But an upcoming Dispatches documentary is set to feature video footage of children as young as 11-years-old working on at least one farm in Guatemala alleged to supply Nespresso.

Since the programme makers contacted Nespresso, the company has revealed it found 15 of its farms across the world raised reports of child labour in the past four years, with none in Guatemala.

It added: "Nespresso has zero tolerance of child labour. It is unacceptable. Where there are claims that our high standards are not met, we act immediately."

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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