Nestle Finds Abuse, Forced Labor by Thai Seafood Suppliers

  • Company releases action plan to halt abuses in supply chain
  • Nestle has also been addressing child labor on cocoa farms

At this fishery in Phuket, Thailand, many Burmese labourers work in slave like conditions; many of the workers are illegal immigrants including younger workers from 9 years of age.

Photographer: Jonas Gratzer/LightRocket via Getty Images

Migrant workers toiling in Thailand’s seafood industry to supply global companies such as Nestle SA are subjected to hazardous, exploitative and degrading conditions in which some fishermen are even sold to other boat captains, a report commissioned by the company found.

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