30 Nov '16, 2am

Children as young as eight worked in "hazardous" conditions at plantations run by Singapore's Wilmar

By Eveline Danubrata and Bernadette Christina Munthe | JAKARTA JAKARTA Global consumer companies, including Unilever, Nestle, Kellogg and Procter & Gamble, have sourced palm oil from Indonesian plantations where labor abuses were uncovered, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. Children as young as eight worked in "hazardous" conditions at palm plantations run by Singapore-based Wilmar International Ltd and its suppliers on the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan and Sumatra, Amnesty said in a report. Amnesty, which said it interviewed 120 workers, alleges that many of them worked long hours for low pay and without adequate safety equipment. The palm oil from these plantations could be traced to nine multinational companies, it said. "Despite promising customers that there will be no exploitation in their palm oil supply chains, big brands continue to profit from appalling...

Full article: http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-palmoil-sustainable-labo...

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