PepsiCo supplier accused of child labour

Indofood, a PepsiCo supplier in Indonesia, has been accused of child labour, unethically low wages and worker exploitation, in a new investigative report by environmental and human rights groups.

The report, The human cost of conflict palm oil: Indofood, PepsiCo’s hidden link to worker exploitation in Indonesia, says children as young as 13 were seen working on plantations supplying palm oil to the American food giant, amid extensive labour violations on two palm oil plantations operated by PTPP London Sumatra, a subsidiary of Indofood.

Indofood is Indonesia’s biggest food company and one of the largest palm oil growers in the world. The company and PepsiCo are in a joint venture where the Indonesian food giant is the sole manufacturer of the American company's snack products in Indonesia.

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Child labour  Environment  Human rights  supply chain  Palm Oil  sustainability  strategy  gender equality  carbon footprint 

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