Nestlé probably expected unpleasant facts when it commissioned a human rights study of its seafood supply chain in Thailand. But the Swiss food and beverage giant must have been shocked by what inspectors say they found — including grim evidence of “forced labor, human trafficking, and child labor.”
“Sometimes the net is too heavy and workers get pulled into the water and just disappear,” the study quoted one fishing vessel worker as saying. “When someone dies, he gets thrown into the water.”
Managers also told inspectors that they only paid workers after a year onboard the boats.
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