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Can Food Safety be Secured?

Country : Japan | Company : Nestlé

Can Food Safety be Secured? Full Text; pls. see Can we expect that a food company that denies even legitimate rights of workers and their unions is keen on securing consumers’ food safety? In the past, Nestle Japan was found recycling expired instant coffee grounds. It was also discovered to have falsified data about industrial waste water discharged by its Himeji factory into a nearby river. These violations were exposed and publicized by the original labor union. Though these illegal practices were halted, it is hard to believe that such a dangerous corporate culture has changed. Hiroto TSUBAKI Secretary General, Nestle Japan Labour Union Solution of the Labor Dispute in Japan, Touchstone of the Nestle’s CSR. It is said that in the 21st century, “any enterprise that neglects the CSR will be left behind”. In order for Nestle to survive in this century and become a corporation truly worthy of its reputation, it needs to acknowledge and correct its wrongful conduct. And there would be no better place to start than here in Japan, with its most high-profile case. Only when the dispute is properly resolved will Nestle be able to honestly claim adherence to the principles of the United Nations’ Global Compact as contained in the notion of Corporate Social Responsibility. If Nestle wants to claim that it is an enterprise that observes international rules it must first apologize for all its unfair labor practices it committed in the past including anti-union discrimination and human rights abuses, make just compensation and immediately normalize labor-management relations. This is what the NJLU is demanding.

Sources : Hiroto TSUBAKI Secretary General, Nestle Japan Labour Union | Type of Sources : Trade Union | More information

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