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Nestle food brands has responded to proposed legislation for slavery reporting by saying that the new reporting measures could cost consumers.

Nestle has claimed that the legislation introduced in Australia, which covers issues related to human trafficking, slavery, sexual servitude and child labour within businesses’ operations and supply chains, could add “cost and time.”

Nestle has acknowledged issues with child labour in their supply chain, but says that the new legislation goes too far in the requirements for reporting.

“While we are of the view that the mandatory requirements are sensible, in practical terms this difference means that multinational companies will have to prepare bespoke statements foreach country in which they are required to report,” Nestle’s submission said, “Not all suppliers may bear those costs themselves; some may pass them on to customers/consumers.”

Source: Nestle says slavery reporting requirements could cost customers

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