Ten of the largest food corporations in the world are failing in their social and environmental responsibilities, according to a new report from international aid organisation Oxfam.
According to the report, the “Big 10” food and beverage companies, that together make $1 billion daily, are failing millions of people in developing countries who supply land, labor, water and commodities needed to make the corporates’ products.
Nestle, Unilever, CocoCola, Pepsi, Mars, Mondelez International, General Mills, Kellogg’s and Associated British Foods were rated by Oxfam on their policies on how they deal with:
- the rights of the workers and farmers who grow their ingredients
- women’s rights
- management of land and water use
- climate change
- transparency of their supply chains, policies and operations
It did not review other important policies such as nutrition, tax and waste.
Source: ProBono News