Nestle There Are Several Ethical

The workers had essentially no recourse if the Thai government was not willing to prosecute their case.

The baby formula case does not likely result is illegal actions, but some of the marketing practices undertaken by Nestle can be considered unlawful in light of the World Health Organizations International Code of Marketing Breast Milk Substitutes. Nestle made a commitment to adhere to this code in their Infant Formula Charter. Yet, they violated it in several different ways. There would be no legal prosecution against Nestle for these violations, but the WHO could certainly exert pressure on the company to adhere to the standards.

With regards to indentured labor in West Africa, Nestle is insulated because it is not using such labor itself, but rather purchasing from suppliers that use indentured labor. Many countries have laws with respect to the use of such labor by national corporations, but these laws may not exist in Switzerland and may not apply to suppliers. However, no country allows slavery, so it is possible that this activity was considered unlawful by the laws of the governments in question.

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