Nespresso is under fire after a Channel 4 Dispatches investigation revealed the company are linked to child labour farms.
According to an investigation by the U.K. based television network, the brand that George Clooney has been the face of since 2006 has links to illegal child labour farms in Guatemalan.
The coffee manufacturer has responded to the claims, saying it is “unacceptable” and are investigating “to find out which farms were filmed and whether they supply Nespresso. We will not resume purchases of coffee from farms in this area until the investigation is closed.”
Clooney has given a statement in relation to the investigation carried out by Dispatches, saying he is “surprised and saddened” furthering, “Having grown up working on a tobacco farm from the time I was 12 I’m uniquely aware of the complex issues regarding farming and child labour.
That’s why I joined the Sustainability advisory board of Nespresso seven years ago along with the Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade International, and the Fair Labour Association among many others with the goal then, as it remains to this day to improve the lives of farmers.”
George continues, “With that in mind it is also imperative to have talented investigative reporters showing the board where they have yet to succeed … Clearly this board and this company still have work to do.”
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