When it comes to posting stories on StopNestleWaters.org, I tend to stick Nestle’s North American water-bottling operations, though this release from OneWorld.net (a UK organization) lays out a long list of charges aimed at Nestle’s worldwide operations (including spying on opposition groups):
Patti Rundall OBE, of Baby Milk Action, which promotes the boycott over the company’s aggressive marketing of baby foods, will participate in a public meeting on 30 January at the Kongresshaus in Zurich (www.kongresshaus.ch) at 18:00 alongside a speaker concerned about Nestlé trade union-busting activities in Colombia and a member of ATTAC Switzerland, which is taking legal action against Nestlé over its infiltration of the group with a spy hired through the private security company, Securitas.
The spy included information gathered on the baby milk campaign in reports sent to a former MI6 officer employed by Nestlé to run the operation.
Wow. Spying? Infitrating ATTAC? I can’t speak to all the charges, but later, the article relates a couple stunning facts:
- Nestle is the UK’s most-boycotted brand
- Nestlé won a global internet poll for the world’s ‘least responsible company’ (2005)
You can read the whole post here: World News from OneWorld UK.
To most people, consistency would be a good thing, though in this case, I wouldn’t suggest that consistently bad behavior is doing Nestle any favors.