Nestle Company Case Study

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According to, Nestlé is the largest food and beverage company in the world. With a manufacturing facility or office in nearly every country of the world, Nestlé often is referred to as "the most multinational of the multinationals." Nestlé markets approximately 7,500 brands organized into the following categories: baby foods, breakfast cereals, chocolate and confectionery, beverages, bottled water, dairy products, ice cream, prepared foods, foodservice, and pet care. Twenty nine of their brands have sales of over $1 billion a year. In total, they have over 8,000 brands. They have 447 factories, operate in 194 countries, and employ around 333,000 people. (Nestlé S.A., n.d.) The problem faced by Nestle is FOMCA filed a complaint to Malaysian Competition Commission (MYCC) about its practices. During January 1st 2012, FOMCA claimed that Nestle Malaysia engaged in unfair trading practices- fixing the prices that retailers can sell at. Paul Selva Raj, chief executive of FOMCA told that a complaint was received by the federation from retailers that related…show more content…
FLA found evidence of forced labour, with a young worker not receiving any salary for a year’s work at one farm in the Divo district of the country, Nestlé’s code of conduct- a set of rules outlining the social norms and rules and responsibilities of, or proper practices for, an individual, party or organization prohibits theuse of child labour in its supply chain. Though researchers found Nestlé is non-fully-responsible on inform farmers about its code of conduct, with farmers sometimes unable to attend training sessions due to either “lack of interest or time”. (,

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