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I DO NOT AND HAVE NOT WORKED AT NESTLE! SO PLEASE IGNORE THE RATINGS AT THE BOTTOM
THIS OP HAS GOT NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH WORK PLACEMENTS AT NESTLE! AS A RESULT OF FAILING TO FIND ANOTHER APPROPRIATE CATAGORY I AM USING THIS AS AN ALTERNATIVE! ----------------
In the modern business world we live in, businesses generally speaking abide by the laws of the land relating to their company and therefore there is a basic ethical level which must be followed to avoid prosecution, in the U.K. at least. The problem being that a basic level of ethics is not always appropriate, the line between something that is ethical/unethical is drawn by us, people, what do we percieve to be right or wrong. If people as a whole dont think that something is wrong, then ethically it isnt.
The business world has a wonderful tendency to be inside the rules of law, and therefore away from prosecution but they seem to flaunt there right to exploit people and countries in the best interests of their business. When you purchase a pair of trainees or a tracksuit from a sports shop the chances are that it has been produced in a sweatshop somewhere in ASIA, and some company's try to give fair wages in the country, others simply dont.
With Nestle, they produce there products in the E.U./America and therefore arnt exploting there workers but they are exploiting the consumer, the consumer in the third world.
In places in Africa where people earn only a fraction of what me or you would earn, are being conned into buying Nestle's baby health/nutrition products which will do more worse than good. In many places in Africa such as Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya access to the basics that we take for granted such as a supply of safe water are in very short supply. Having to travel miles to a dirty and infected stream to gain water to drink, which you know may kill your child, but its either that or nothing. Could you do that?
With the products that Nestle offer, water is a vital ingredient, so when you add infected water to baby milk products, guess what you get. Infected and unsafe baby milk! When a mother breastfeeds there is the natural protection against infection as the milk is already safe, therefore little or no chance of it being unsafe.
+The Nestle salespersons that pose as health consultants to promote Nestle products to say its better than natural feeding. UNETHICAL & IMMORAL!
+Nestle giving free samples of their products to third world countries, as the mothers will feel obliged to buy it when the free stock runs out therefore endagering their children. UNETHICAL & IMMORAL!
+Nestle producing products that are aimed at the third world but are not in the native language of the third world, therefore health warnings are not readable. UNETHICAL & IMMORAL!
As a whole, Unethical!
According to UNICEF, children who are fed artificial milk are 25 times more likely to die from Diarrohea than a child that is fed from breastfeeding.
Nestle are aware of the facts, but are too happy with their profits to be bothered with the Ethical and moral Problem. Nestle just say that the plight of the third world country is an outdated one, the problems that existed 20 years because of them dont exist today. They couldnt be further from the Truth.
Im not trying to say that Nestle is the only company with diabolical business practices, but it is one of the main ones and it happens to be the one im writing about.
I personally boycott all Nestle products in protest, im not funding Baby-Killers.
I see you've put this in the same area as me and got people not wanting to rate because it's in the wrong section. It's a shame when what we're trying to do is inform people of what Nestle are doing. I have emailed Ciao asking about a Nestle section but I've had no reply. *sigh* at least a few people reviewing our reviews are seeing why we're trying to spread the word rather than just marking us down cause there's no suitable section.
smellonie 02.01.2005 19:25
And Nestle make so many products under different brand names too - just to fool those of us who try so hard to avoid their products. Evil company.